Saturday 24 March 2018

Star filly Minding set for Pretty Polly run on Sunday


Minding is likely to take a step back in trip to 10 furlongs in Sunday's Sea The Stars Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh.

Winner of the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket and the Investec Oaks at Epsom, Minding would be shooting for a fifth Group One triumph having also won the Moyglare Stud Stakes and the Fillies' Mile as a juvenile.

The Galileo filly overcame trouble in running to win at Epsom, bouncing back from a shock Irish 1,000 Guineas defeat in the process, and trainer Aidan O'Brien is pleased with her progress since her second Classic victory.

He said: "We will probably run Minding in the Pretty Polly. I have been happy with her since the Oaks and providing everything goes well between now and the weekend, she will run in the Pretty Polly."

O'Brien could also turn out Peace Envoy again in the GAIN Railway Stakes after he finished fourth in the Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot last week.

The Power colt was beaten just a length and a quarter by Prince Of Lir, and O'Brien believes he can cope with two runs in quick succession.

He added: "I'm thinking of running Peace Envoy in the Railway Stakes. I might have left him a bit short for Ascot but he seems fine since.

"He's a hardy horse and I think he's capable (of making a quick return)."

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