Purple Lily (Ire)

Ascot Unlikely For A Lilac Rolla As Purple Lily Steps Back Up In Trip

Paddy Twomey has outlined plans for A Lilac Rolla (Ire) (Harry Angel {Ire}) and Purple Lily (Ire) (Calyx {GB}) following their creditable efforts in defeat when finishing second and fifth, respectively, in the G1 Irish 1,000 Guineas at the Curragh. A Lilac Rolla forfeited her unbeaten record in that Classic, ultimately having to settle for the runner-up spot behind the high-class winner, Fallen Angel (GB) (Too Darn Hot {GB}), while Purple Lily was seemingly the stable's number one contender on jockey bookings but could never get on terms having been...

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All Eyes On Opera Singer In The Irish 1000

This year's G1 1,000 Guineas took place without Ballydoyle's Opera Singer (Justify), so there is a sense of unfinished business when it comes to the pecking order of the 3-year-old fillies at present. Sunday's Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas at The Curragh should answer some questions, none more so than that concerning how straight she is for a tough reintroduction having suffered that setback. So good in the G1 Prix Marcel Boussac, some will tell you that she may not have to be at 100% to win this but when it...

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Opera Singer Heads Fourteen For Irish 1,000 Guineas

Fourteen fillies will line up for Sunday's G1 Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas at The Curragh, with Ballydoyle's Opera Singer (Justify) the key name among them. Joined by three others from the stable, the impressive G1 Prix Marcel Boussac heroine was forced to miss Newmarket due to a setback and has stall 13 to contend with under Ryan Moore. Joining her are the G1 Cheveley Park S. runner-up Pearls And Rubies (No Nay Never), the G3 Mutamakina S. runner-up Buttons (Ire) (Kingman {GB}) and G3 Salsabil S. third Everlasting (Ire) (Kingman...

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Twomey Targeting Irish Guineas With Strong Team Of Fillies

County Tipperary trainer Paddy Twomey is unlikely to be represented in the G1 Qipco 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket, having stated his intention to wait for the Irish equivalent--run at the Curragh on Sunday, May 26--before stepping up to the top level with a trio of talented fillies in his care. They include A Lilac Rolla (Ire) (Harry Angel {Ire}), who gained her third success from as many starts when returning from eight months off to win the G3 Ballylinch Stud "Priory Belle" S. at Leopardstown last time, digging deep to...

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Calyx's Purple Lily A New TDN Rising Star

Sunday's TRM Equine Nutrition Race at Naas looked an intriguing contest, with four winners lined up including one who was Group 1-placed at two. At the end, there was one who was in total command and that was the filly Purple Lily (Ire) (Calyx {GB}--Boca Raton {Ire}, by Approve {Ire}) who flashed distinct Classic potential to earn TDN Rising Star status. Racing for Alan O'Flynn's Zinlo Syndicate, the Paddy Twomey-trained Tatts Ireland Goresbridge Breeze Up sensation had made an instant impression when off the mark in an often-informative Galway maiden...

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Ten Three-Year-Olds To Follow in 2024

Adam Houghton picks out 10 once-raced three-year-olds with the potential to make an impact in Pattern races in 2024. INISHERIN (GB), c, 3, by Shamardal 1st Dam: Ajman Princess (Ire), by Teofilo (Ire) 2nd Dam: Reem Three (GB), by Mark Of Esteem (Ire) 3rd Dam: Jumaireyah (GB), by Fairy King Owner: Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum Breeder: Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum Trainer: Kevin Ryan Bred by Sheikh Mohammed Obaid, Inisherin is the second foal out of the G1 Prix Jean Romanet winner Ajman Princess (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}), one of...

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