Fancy Blue Camp Mulls 3yo Bow in Guineas


Donnacha O’Brien | Racing Post

Donnacha O’Brien may consider a direct route to the G1 QIPCO 1000 Guineas for Fancy Blue (Ire) (Deep Impact {Jpn}). Formerly in the care of O’Brien’s father Aidan, the daughter of Deep Impact won both her starts as a juvenile–at Naas and The Curragh–and she is as short as 25-1 for the Guineas at Newmarket.

O’Brien, who got off the mark as a trainer with his first winner at Dundalk last Friday, admits he is still on a learning curve as to Fancy Blue’s potential and best distance.

“She’s in good form,” he said. “I’m not sure where we’ll go with her yet, whether we’ll start her in a trial–or there is the chance she might go straight to the Guineas.

“I don’t know if she’s that good, but it might just work out to run her there–and maybe if that doesn’t work, go for an Oaks trial or something.”

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