Qipco 1000 Guineas
Group 1, Newmarket 15:35
£500,000 added,
3yo only,
1m, Class 1  
Sunday 3rd May 2020

bet365 Fillies’ Mile heroine Quadrilateral heads 62 entries.

Millisle and Albigna, Group 1 scorers in the Juddmonte Cheveley Park Stakes and the Prix Marcel Boussac respectively, are two of a quartet of fillies entered by Irish trainer Jessica Harrington, while Raffle Prize, runner-up in both the Juddmonte Cheveley Park Stakes and the Prix Morny following her triumph in the Group 2 Duchess Of Cambridge Stakes (sponsored by bet365), represents the Yorkshire handler, Mark Johnston, alongside the dual Group 3 winner, Rose Of Kildare.

Her stablemate Alpine Star has been off the track since claiming a narrow victory in the Debutante Stakes last August, but is likely to pursue a similar route.

Alan Cooper, racing manager to the Niarchos family, said: “Both fillies had a nice break before Christmas and are now back with Jessie and in good form. Both of them have Group One entries and will be kept apart.

“We’ll see how they progress in their work and let Jessie decide if she wants to run either of them in a trial. Obviously Albigna would have a Group One penalty were she to run in a trial, so that is something to consider.

“I think Albigna will be sticking to a mile, whereas Alpine Star could go a mile and a bit further.

“We could think about taking Albigna back to Longchamp for the French Guineas, but it’s a little bit too early to be making firm plans.”

Trainers Quotes

Donnacha O’Brien may consider a direct route to the classic for Fancy Blue.

Formerly in the care of O’Brien’s father Aidan, the daughter of Deep Impact won both her starts as a juvenile – at Naas and the Curragh – and she is as short as 25-1.

O’Brien, who got off the mark as a trainer with his first winner at Dundalk on February 21, admits he is still on a learning curve as to Fancy Blue’s potential and best distance.

“She’s in good form,” he said.

“I’m not sure where we’ll go with her yet, whether we’ll start her in a trial – or there is the chance she might go straight to the Guineas.

“I don’t know if she’s that good, but it might just work out to run her there – and maybe if that doesn’t work, go for an Oaks trial or something.”

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Qipco 1000 Guineas Stakes
(British Champions Series) (Group 1)
£500,000 added, 3yo only, 1m, Class 1
62 entries

Going:

1 11614- Albigna 3 9-0 Mrs John Harrington
2 2136- Alpen Rose 3 9-0 Charlie Appleby
3 311- Alpine Star 3 9-0 Mrs John Harrington
4 10322- A New Dawn 3 9-0 Joseph O'Brien
5 1 Badrah 3 9-0 Charles Hills
6 Banna 3 9-0 Simon Crisford
7 72116- Blissful 3 9-0 A P O'Brien
8 41125- Boomer 3 9-0 Tom Dascombe
9 1- Born With Pride 3 9-0 William Haggas
10 163- Cloak Of Spirits 3 9-0 Richard Hannon
11 1- Cressida 3 9-0 John Gosden
12 12212- Daahyeh 3 9-0 Roger Varian
13 43217- Dark Lady 3 9-0 Richard Hannon
14 3- Declaring Love 3 9-0 Charlie Appleby
15 Diamond Ring 3 9-0 A P O'Brien
16 41- Disco Fever 3 9-0 John Gosden
17 31- Donnybrook 3 9-0 John Gosden
18 3-4123 Dubai Love 3 9-0 Saeed bin Suroor
19 032- Ellerslie Lace 3 9-0 M Delzangles
20 7- Ennistymon 3 9-0 A P O'Brien
21 180- Etoile 3 9-0 A P O'Brien
22 31- Even So 3 9-0 G M Lyons
23 81- Exhibit 3 9-0 Richard Hannon
24 11- Fancy Blue 3 9-0 1 Donnacha O'Brien
25 1- Fantail 3 9-0 Simon Crisford
26 2- Frankly Darling 3 9-0 John Gosden
27 22- Gin Blossom 3 9-0 Joseph O'Brien
28 18212- Graceful Magic 3 9-0 Eve Johnson Houghton
29 51- Greenland 3 9-0 P Bary
30 1- Jaariyah 3 9-0 Roger Varian
31 911- Khayzaraan 3 9-0 F Head
32 62397- Lil Grey 3 9-0 Ms Sheila Lavery
33 11513- Love 3 9-0 A P O'Brien
34 12- Magical Journey 3 9-0 James Tate
35 2- Maria Rosa 3 9-0 John Gosden
36 12121- Millisle 3 9-0 Mrs John Harrington
37 0- Moonwalk 3 9-0 1 Donnacha O'Brien
38 41- New York Girl 3 9-0 Joseph O'Brien
39 517- Passion 3 9-0 A P O'Brien
40 912- Peaceful 3 9-0 A P O'Brien
41 311- Pocket Square 3 9-0 Roger Charlton
42 111- Quadrilateral 3 9-0 Roger Charlton
43 11122- Raffle Prize 3 9-0 Mark Johnston
44 381- Rolleville 3 9-0 F Chappet
45 13411- Rose Of Kildare 3 9-0 Mark Johnston
46 81237- Separate 3 9-0 Richard Hannon
47 14125- Sesame Birah 3 9-0 Richard Hannon
48 13319- Shadn 3 9-0 Andrew Balding
49 31- Shimmering 3 9-0 John Gosden
50 33423- So Wonderful 3 9-0 A P O'Brien
51 1- Spring Of Love 3 9-0 Charlie Appleby
52 24227- Stylistique 3 9-0 Roger Varian
53 1163- Summer Romance 3 9-0 Charlie Appleby
54 67418- Tango 3 9-0 A P O'Brien
55 1- Theotherside 3 9-0 Richard Hannon
56 61113- Tropbeau 3 9-0 A Fabre
57 14541- Under The Stars 3 9-0 James Tate
58 12040- Unforgetable 3 9-0 Joseph O'Brien
59 12- Valeria Messalina 3 9-0 Mrs John Harrington
60 212- Wasaayef 3 9-0 John Gosden
61 1- With Thanks 3 9-0 William Haggas
62 1- Yes Always 205 3 9-0 K R Burke