Article Date: 22-May-2012
Aidan O'Brien trains seven of the 14 fillies left in next Sunday's Etihad Airways Irish 1000 Guineas at Tuesday's forfeit stage.
As expected, the Newmarket heroine Homecoming Queen is among the Ballydoyle contingent and she has been confirmed a likely starter, along with stable cmpanions After and Ishvana. The O'Brien entries also include Maybe, who finished third at Newmarket, but she is much more likely to wait for the Epsom Oaks just five days after the Irish 1000 Guineas.
Just one English-trained filly remains in the Curragh race - the Mick Channon-trained Samitar. well beaten in two starts already this term.
Recent Leopardstown trial winner Yellow Rosebud and Kevin Prendergast's La Collina are among the better fillies still engaged.
O'Brien is responsible for six of the nine entries for the Group 1 Tattersalls Gold Cup on the same card. So You Think looks to be the stable's main hope here. The three non-Ballydoyle entries are Elusive Ridge (Harry Rogers), Famous Name (Dermot Weld) and Bible Belt (Jessica Harrington).
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