Indigo Girl Eyeing 1000 Guineas Day Reappearance

John & Thady Gosden | Emma Berry

Group 1 bridesmaid Indigo Girl (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) will return to the racecourse on May 2, G1 1000 Guineas Day at Newmarket, trainer John Gosden announced. However, she is not a certain starter in the first fillies' Classic in England, as the  Listed Betfair Pretty Polly S. on the Guineas undercard is also under consideration. A winner of her first start at Yarmouth in August, the George Strawbridge homebred followed up with a win in the G2 May Hill S. at Doncaster in September prior to her second in the Oct. 9 G1 Fillies' Mile.

“The plan is to go to Newmarket the first weekend in May and she will be in two races,” Gosden, who trains with his son Thady and enjoyed a Group 1 double in Dubai on Saturday, said. “She is in the 1000 Guineas but she will also be put in the Pretty Polly. We will just see how she is before making a decision but that is the weekend we are training her for.

“She has had a good winter and we are quite happy with her. She has only done half speeds so far and she hasn't done any fast work yet.

“The deciding factor of which route we take will be how she is training at the time. If we have races like the Prix de Diane (French Oaks) in mind and we feel a mile and a quarter will suit her straight away, then we will go for that (Pretty Polly). If she is showing us the natural speed you want for the Guineas, then we would look at that instead.”

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