Cachet to Attempt 1000 Guineas Double


Cachet with her owners | PA Sport

Trainer George Boughey told At The Races Friday that he would attempt the English-French Guineas double with G1 QIPCO 1000 Guineas heroine Cachet (Ire) (Aclaim {Ire}). The 'TDN Rising Star' will travel to ParisLongchamp for the G1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches on May 15. The race comes just 14 days after her English Guineas win.

Sunday, after the Guineas, her trainer George Boughey said the filly would be pointed to the June 17 G1 Coronation S. at Ascot for her next start, her next step on her way to a start in the Breeders' Cup at Keeneland in the autumn, saying she loved fast ground. But Friday, he reversed course.

“Next weekend, we are going to run in France,” he told At The Races. “As long as the track doesn't turn into a quagmire, that's our plan. This morning, she was in great form. All the lights are green. She's got an extraordinary mind.”

Only four fillies in history have successfully attempted the double: Imprudence II (Fr) (Canot {Fr}) in 1947, Miesque (Nureyev) in 1987, Ravinella (Mr. Prospector) in 1988 and Special Duty (GB) (Hennessy) in 2010. Last year, Mother Earth (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}) was beaten by Coeursamba (Fr) (The Wow Signal {Ire}) at ParisLongchamp after having won at Newmarket.

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