Irish 1000 Guineas Ante-Post Selection - 19/05/21

Curragh - May 22 2021
Curragh 14:15
Shane Crosse

Pretty Gorgeous

Shane Crosse
Joseph Patrick O'Brien
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: 113
Days: 226

Alongside the Irish 2000 Guineas, on the Sunday is the second Classic of the Irish season with the 1000 Guineas for the filly and we cant look past Joseph O'Brien's star miler.

Three year old Pretty Gorgeous if fully wound up could be tough to beat on her seasonal debut, getting her beloved soft conditions.

The filly has had five starts to date and has shown serious ability on all of them, getting off the mark at the first time of asking at Bellewstown in July 2020.

She then went to Leopardstown and finished a close second behind Shale for Donnacha O'Brien in a Group Three contest on quicker ground which is not her preferred surface.

However, she came on for that performance when pulling away from a decent field including Shale, to land a Group Two over seven furlongs at The Curragh.

Next time out the pair met for the decider and Shale just got the better of her once more in the Group One Moyglare Stud Stakes, again on good ground.

Stepping up to a 8f for the Group One Fillies' Mile at Newmarket she bounced back to winning ways with a superb performance.

The form of that race has reached new heights, with the third since winning the 1000 Guineas, with fourth, eighth and 10th also going on to win nice events.

Although favourite for the event she looks a lovely price at 5/2 and if being a maturer horses she could be exceptional this term.