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What A Name to make Guineas frame

Mikel Delzangles is fancied to take Classic honours at Newmarket for the second time in his burgeoning career as What A Name goes for glory in the Qipco 1,000 Guineas.

What A Name showed huge potential during her juvenile campaign, building on a promising debut at Deauville with consecutive victories.

A taking display in the Group Three Prix la Rochette at Longchamp earned her a tilt at Group One level and she ran a fantastic race against the boys in the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere, beating all bar Richard Hannon's colt Olympic Glory.

Even if she were heading to Newmarket off the back of those results What A Name would merit respect, but she added even more strength to her claims with a winning three-year-old debut in the usually informative Prix Imprudence at Maisons-Laffitte.

The ease of that victory suggested she had progressed through the winter and, with ground seemingly not an issue, it is hard to see her finishing out of the frame.

Irish Independent