Grade One winning Irish trainer Dermot Weld is set to make his decision this week on what Guineas race his exciting talent Tahiyra will go for at the start of the season.
The three year old daughter of Siyouni, Tahiyra has been seen just twice on the world stage to date, making her debut at Galway in emphatic style when bolting up by lose to six lengths, she was then saved for the Group One Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh.
Taking on the proven superstar Meditate, she travelled into the race beautifully before breezing past the Aidan O'Brien trained filly to win with any amount in hand.
A star was officially born after that performance and if training on this season is a player in either the English, Irish or French 1000 Guineas and this week we are likely to know which race she will go for.
(Credit ATR) He said: “She is in great form and had a great winter, and we are very happy with her.
“Dermot has been keeping all his options open until he couldn’t – until he has to make a final decision. And that’s pretty much where we’re at.
“She will be doing a bit of work this week and I would imagine after this week we will be making a decision as to where she is likely to go.
“Meditate more than franked the form of the Moyglare in the Breeders’ Cup and she is very exciting. We are really looking forward to seeing her run again and see what happens from two to three.”