Tuesday Given Irish 1000 Guineas Target Before Oaks Outing


One of Aidan O'Brien's leading three year old fillies this term Tuesday is set to go for the Irish 1000 Guineas before heading to Epsom for the Oaks after a superb third in the English 1000 Guineas at the start of May.

The three year old daughter of Galileo has been labelled one of the Ballydoyle maestro's most exciting filly for the season and in her three runs to date has shown enough to make you think she has a big Grade One in her.

Making her debut as a two year old at the Curragh when second to the bright Discoveries for Jessica Harrington, she was put away and has been seen twice this term.

Getting off the mark on seasonal debut at Naas over a mile, she was last seen in the English 1000 Guineas at Newmarket when staying on well up the rail under Frankie Dettori to grab third.

After the race, with the horse coming out of it well it now looks all systems go to the Irish 1000 Guineas with the big aim being the Epsom Oaks, where she will step up in trip.

(Credit O'Brien) “The first thing Frankie said when he got off her after Newmarket was the Irish Guineas. We left her in and we’ll see after that. She’s not a three-year-old until the first week in June, so what she’s doing is amazing,” said O’Brien.

“Looking at her in the Guineas, you’d say that she’d definitely get a mile and a quarter well and is crying out to go up in trip. She’s still only a baby, so at the moment we’re looking at going to the Irish Guineas with her and then we’ll go to the Oaks, much like her sister did (Minding).

“We’ve done it plenty with the fillies. They’re fit and ready and conditioned, so we’re happy for them to go there.

“Some years there’s not as much of a gap between the (Irish) Guineas and Epsom, but when there’s two weeks you have a chance of doing it if they’re after having a run or two before it.”