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Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Sunday’s featured Boylesports.com Irish 1000 Guineas at the Curragh has attracted a top class group of fillies which includes Cuis Ghaire, Super Sleuth and Hearth Shaped who are all set to do battle again following their second, third and fourth placings respectively behind Ghanaati in the English equivalent. Last season’s Moyglare Stud Stakes heroine Again adds further spice to a mouth watering line-up.

The Group One Classic has attracted 21 entries in total and also included among them are the British-trained trio of Lahaleeb, Nashmiah and Excellerator. Meanwhile local trainer Dermot Weld can choose between Dance Pass, Luminous Eyes and Rare Ransom.

Race sponsors Boylesports have issued the following prices for the fillies Classic: 5/2 Again; 4/1 Cuis Ghaire and Super Sleuth ; 5/1 Heart Shaped; 9/1 Lahaleeb; 12/1 Chintz; 14/1 Luminous Eyes and Oh Goodness Me; 16/1 Dance Pass, Nashmiah and Rare Ransom; 20/1 bar these

The Group One Tattersalls Gold Cup has always produced a top quality field and this year’s renewal will be no exception with last year’s Epsom Derby runner-up Tartan Bearer, multiple Group One winner Lush Lashes, King Edward VII Stakes winner Campanologist and the 2008 Italian Derby hero Cima De Triomphe among the 10 entries. The home team is headed former French-trained Thewayyouare, who is now with Aidan O’Brien, and Famous Name. The latter was turned over at Leopardstown last time, but his trainer Dermot Weld will be hopeful that the son of Dansili can go one better on this occasion.

The Airlie Stud Gallinule Stakes has a very competitive look to it. The Group Three contest has attracted 13 entries, including three from the Aidan O’Brien yard in Grand Ducal, Chief Lone Eagle and Chirkova. Other notable entries include Agent Of Change, Alaivan, Enchanted Evening, Fergus McIver and The Bull Hayes.

The ground at the Curragh is now heavy on all courses following recent heavy showers.

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