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Big Break to sidestep English 1000 Guineas

BIG BREAK will miss the Qipco 1000 Guineas at Newmarket on Sunday and may wait for either the French or Irish versions.

Connections of the Dermot Weld-trained filly feel she is not quite ready to make her seasonal debut.

At this stage the Etihad Airways Irish 1000 Guineas at the Curragh on May 26 appears a likely option, although the Group Three winner is also in the French equivalent a fortnight earlier.

"We're going to see. She just needs a little more time," said Teddy Grimthorpe, racing manager to owner Khalid Abullah.

"She has the option of the French Guineas. At this stage I would say the Irish Guineas would be a bit more likely."

Ante-post favourite Hot Snap will now be the owner's sole representative in Sunday's Classic.

The impressive Nell Gwyn Stakes winner is reported to be ready for the big day.

"She's fine and is in good shape," said Grimthorpe.

At Newmarket, Weld could now rely on the New Approach filly Rasmeyaa, convincing winner of a Leopardstown maiden in October.