Irish 2000 Guineas - International Racing - Racehorse TALK
harm-plan
harm-plan

Racehorse TALK



Irish 2000 Guineas - International Racing - Racehorse TALK

Author Topic: Irish 2000 Guineas  (Read 412 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline j.r.b.

  • Group 2
  • User 230
  • Posts: 1690
O.P. « 2017-May-27, 08:58 PM »
At The Gurragh tonight.

Churchill listed at 3s on to make it a Guineas double.

He faces 5 rivals, including the globetrotting, buckjumping Helmet colt, Thunder Snow.

Offline Authorized

  • Group 1
  • User 18
  • Posts: 30573
« 2017-May-27, 10:04 PM Reply #1 »
5 opponents makes it sound rather ordinary but at least 3 of them are serious rivals.

I think 3s on is a little short, I like Irishcorrespondent and Thunder Snow to at least get him out of second gear.

Offline j.r.b.

  • Group 2
  • User 230
  • Posts: 1690
« 2017-May-27, 10:19 PM Reply #2 »
Fair enough too.

Churchill only had 2 lengths in hand over Thunder Snow in the Dewhurst. The latter then won a G1 in France and went on a tear on the dirt in Dubai. The Japanese colt he beat in the UAE Derby is quite useful.

I'm a tad concerned though about all the travel he's done and the fact that this appears to be an afterthought, pure and simple.

Offline Authorized

  • Group 1
  • User 18
  • Posts: 30573
« 2017-May-27, 10:36 PM Reply #3 »
Reehaan in the first is a descendant of Emancipation by Dubawi.



Unnamed
  
Dubawi (IRE)
Bay 2002
Dubai Millennium
Bay 1996
Seeking the Gold
Bay 1985
Mr Prospector
Bay 1970
Raise a Native
Gold Digger
1961
1962
8-f
13-c
Con Game
Bay or brown 1974
Buckpasser
Broadway
1963
1959
1-s
5-c
Colorado Dancer
Bay or brown 1986
Shareef Dancer
Bay 1980
Northern Dancer
Sweet Alliance
1961
1974
2-d
4-r
Fall Aspen
Chestnut 1976
Pretense
Change Water
1963
1969
3-i
4-m
Zomaradah
Bay 1995
Deploy
Bay 1987
Shirley Heights
Bay 1975
Mill Reef
Hardiemma
1968
1969
22-d
1-l
Slightly Dangerous
Bay 1979
Roberto
Where You Lead
1969
1970
12-c
14-f
Jawaher
Bay 1989
Dancing Brave
Bay 1983
Lyphard
Navajo Princess
1969
1974
17-b
3-d
High Tern
Grey 1982
High Line
Sunbittern
1966
1970
5-e
9-e
Raihana (AUS)
Bay 2006
Elusive Quality
Bay 1993
Gone West
Bay 1984
Mr Prospector
Bay 1970
Raise a Native
Gold Digger
1961
1962
8-f
13-c
Secrettame
Chestnut 1978
Secretariat
Tamerett
1970
1962
2-s
2-f
Touch of Greatness
Bay 1986
Hero's Honor
Bay 1980
Northern Dancer
Glowing Tribute
1961
1973
2-d
1-s
Ivory Wand
Bay 1973
Sir Ivor
Natashka
1965
1963
8-g
13-c
Esubooh
Bay 2001
Sunday Silence
Brown 1986
Halo
Bay or brown 1969
Hail to Reason
Cosmah
1958
1953
4-n
2-d
Wishing Well
Bay 1975
Understanding
Mountain Flower
1963
1964
1-g
3-e
Felicitation
Grey 1992
Danehill
Bay 1986
Danzig
Razyana
1977
1981
7-a
2-d
Emancipation
Grey 1979
Bletchingly
Ammo Girl
1970
1974
7-a
3-l
 Ancestor duplications:Mr Prospector4m x 4m Northern Dancer5m x 5m

Offline j.r.b.

  • Group 2
  • User 230
  • Posts: 1690
« 2017-May-27, 11:02 PM Reply #4 »
And the 3rd filly, Clemmie, is a sister to Churchill.

The unplaced Snowflakes is a sister to the 1000 Guineas winner and tomorrow's Irish 1000 Guineas favourite, Winter.

Raihana was good for Mike de Kock in Dubai. Utterly useless here.

Offline Authorized

  • Group 1
  • User 18
  • Posts: 30573
« 2017-May-28, 08:16 PM Reply #5 »

Lack of a run this season no problem for Aneen - Prendergast

3.25 Curragh
Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas (Group 1) | 1m | 3yo fillies | ATR

A year ago Kevin Prendergast bridged a 40-year gap when Awtaad won him a second Irish 2,000 Guineas, and on Sunday he will be attempting to wind the clock back again when Awtaad's half-sister Aneen lines up for the Tattersalls 1,000 Guineas.

Prendergast has not landed the fillies' Classic since Arctique Royale gave him his second win in the race in 1981, and although Aneen has not raced this year he is expecting a big run from the daughter of Lawman.

He said of Chris Hayes's mount, who is around a 10-1 chance: "I don't think the lack of a run will be a problem for her. She was very unlucky not to win at Leopardstown on her debut last year before winning her maiden impressively at the Curragh." 

Disappointing in the 1,000 Guineas, Intricately represents Joseph O'Brien, who said on Saturday: "She didn't fire at Newmarket for some reason. Nothing came to light and she's been in good form since.

"We know she likes the Curragh having won the Moyglare there last season, and the bit of rain they have had should help, although we wouldn't want a lot more of it."

Jim Bolger, successful with Finsceal Beo in 2007 and with Pleascach two years ago, is represented by Bean Feasa, who landed the Group 3 1,000 Guineas Trial at Leopardstown on her most recent start three weeks ago.


Offline j.r.b.

  • Group 2
  • User 230
  • Posts: 1690
« 2017-May-29, 10:57 AM Reply #6 »
Winter won by nearly 5 lengths from her stablemates, Roly Poly and Hydrangea.

She thus made it a Guineas double/double for Aiden O'Brien.

David Wachman trained Winter until his retirement at the end of last season. Wonder if he felt at least a tinge of regret as his former charge thrashed her opposition again?

Offline Authorized

  • Group 1
  • User 18
  • Posts: 30573
« 2017-May-29, 11:01 AM Reply #7 »
Can Galileo sweep ALL the classics ?

His sons Nathaniel and Frankel and his half brother Sea The Stars stand in the way.



BACK TO ALL TOPICS
Sitemap