Qipco 1000 Guineas
Group 1, Newmarket 15:35
£500,000 guaranteed,
3yo only,
1m, Class 1  
Sunday 5th May 2024


The Frankel filly Ylang Ylang shot to the head of ante-post lists for both the 1000 Guineas and the Oaks after dominating her rivals on her Curragh debut late last month and she was a 1-4 shot to double her tally in the Jockey Club Of Turkey Silver Flash Stakes at Leopardstown.

Sent straight to the lead by Ryan Moore, Ylang Ylang appeared to have matters in hand throughout and was always doing enough to resist the late challenge of Vespertilio by a length and a half.

QuinnBet reacted to the performance by cutting the Aidan O’Brien-trained winner to 7-1 from 8-1 for the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket, while she is 11-2 for the Oaks at Epsom.

O’Brien said: “We’re delighted and Ryan was very happy with her, he said she ran straight through the line. He said he felt that the ground was a little bit deep for her, she’s a very low mover, but he was very happy with her.

“He said she’s ready to take her time and teach her now. We think if everything is well we’ll go to the Debutante before maybe going to the Moyglare and sit in and take our time with her.

“She’s very genuine, tries very hard and wears her heart on her sleeve. Natural is a good way to describe her.”

Qipco 1000 Guineas Stakes
(British Champions Series) (Group 1)