‘Centauri’ in Good Form After Marois


Alpha Centauri | Scoop Dyga

Connections of Alpha Centauri (Ire) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}) will let the dust settle before deciding on the next move for the top-class filly after she chalked up a fourth Group 1 win in a row at Deauville on Sunday. It will be at least a week before trainer Jessica Harrington and owners the Niarchos family look at the next move for the ‘TDN Rising Star’, who has been the star of the flat season so far. Alpha Centauri has plenty of options with races such as the G1 Matron S. at Leopardstown next month and the G1 Queen Elizabeth II S. at Ascot and the GI Breeders’ Cup Mile later in the autumn likely to be considered. The daughter of Mastercraftsman left older horses in her wake as she added the G1 Prix Jacques le Marois to her victories in the G1 Irish 1000 Guineas, G1 Coronation S. and the G1 Falmouth S. earlier in the year.

“It was very good. She was brilliant again,” said Harrington. “She was back home at 11 o’clock last night. She was fine and grand this morning. No thoughts at the moment. We’ll leave it a week or 10 days.”

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