Ryan To Take Time Over East Plan

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Kevin Ryan | Racing Post

By Daithi Harvey

The Kevin Ryan trained East (GB) (Frankel {GB}) fared best of the British and Irish challengers when she finished well to take third in the G1 The Emirates Poule d’Essai des Pouliches at ParisLongchamp on Sunday and an obvious next target would be the equivalent Irish race, the G1 Tattersalls Irish 1000 Guineas at The Curragh May 26th. However Kevin Ryan is in no hurry to commit last year’s Goresbridge Breeze Up Sale topper to that race just yet. “No decision will be made about the Irish Guineas until early next week,” Ryan said. “She’s fine and has come out of the race great. She ran a lovely race and I was delighted with her on her first run of the season, very happy,” he said. A €315,000 purchase by Stephen Hillen last year East ran in Hillen’s wife’s Rebecca’s colours when winning the G3 Prix Thomas Byron at Saint Cloud last October before chasing home Newspaperofrecord (Ire) (Lope De Vega {Ire}) in the GI Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Churchill Downs the following month. In addition to an entry at The Curragh, East is also engaged in the G1 Coronation S. at Royal Ascot next month and Ryan added, “She has loads of options. We’ll see how she is, speak to the owners early next week and have a chat.”

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