Cinderella's Dream (GB)

The Lowdown: QIPCO 1000 Guineas

The first British fillies' Classic of the season sees a fairly even split of homebreds versus sales graduates. The latter group features a seven-figure filly--Ylang Ylang--all the way down to a €20,000 purchase in Tamfana. Several of these are also related to noteworthy Classic winners, but Guineas form is few and far between. May the best filly win. For the full Guineas field, please click here.   CINDERELLA'S DREAM (GB) Shamardal--Espadrille (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) Pedigree/form notes: The Godolphin homebred and second foal out of her winning dam is undefeated in...

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Questions To Answer In The 1000 Guineas

Even if Saturday's Newmarket Classic had a major twist in store, it was all about one horse beforehand whereas Sunday's G1 QIPCO 1000 Guineas is open season especially given the way the Spring has gone for the Classic fillies. How will the likes of TDN Rising Star Ylang Ylang (GB) (Frankel {GB}) and Fallen Angel (GB) (Too Darn Hot {GB}) have fared during the wet and cold weeks leading up to this test? Many starlets have come here in the past with impeccable form credentials only to be lost in...

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City Of Troy Stars Among 14 In 2,000 Guineas; Fallen Angel One Of 20 In Fillies' Equivalent

Following Monday's confirmation stage, City Of Troy (Justify) remains the standout name among 14 colts who have stood their ground for Saturday's G1 Qipco 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket. Unbeaten in three starts as a two-year-old, G1 Dewhurst S. winner City Of Troy is the odds-on favourite to provide trainer Aidan O'Brien with a record-extending 11th success in the first British Classic of the season. O'Brien also has G1 National S. winner Henry Longfellow (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) still engaged, plus G2 Champions Juvenile S. hero Diego Velazquez (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) and...

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Godolphin's Cinderella's Dream Unphased By Tack Drama In Listed Jumeirah Guineas

CINDERELLA'S DREAM (GB) (f, 3, Shamardal--Espadrille {GB}, by Dubawi {Ire}) ran out a 5 1/2-length winner of the 1600-metre AED800,000 Listed Jumeirah 1000 Guineas, despite having her saddle slip approaching the far turn. Jockey William Buick kicked free of his irons and rode the rest of the race in what he described as a "bit of a rodeo show", with the duo keeping straight and true to the line, despite being at least four wide off the fence. Godolphin claimed this contest last year when it was only a conditions...

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Fairytale Continues For Shamardal's Undefeated Cinderella's Dream In Jumeirah Fillies' Classic

3rd-Meydan, AED500,000, Cond., 2-2, NH & SH 3yo, f, 1400mT, 1:23.27, gd. Godolphin's CINDERELLA'S DREAM (GB) (f, 3, Shamardal--Espadrille {GB}, by Dubawi {Ire}) made it three on the bounce with a fine closing effort in the Jumeirah Fillies' Classic Presented By Lincoln Aviator. She defeated stablemate Beautiful Love (Ire) (Siyouni {Fr}) by 2 3/4 lengths and won without being extended. The final time for the 1400m over the good turf was 1:23.27. Rated near the rear of the field for much of the race, the filly was wound up by...

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