Blue Bayou set for Guineas after swerving Chelmsford

Brian Meehan

Brian Meehan: swerved Chelmsford with Blue Bayou

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BLUE BAYOU, who is held in the highest regard by trainer Brian Meehan, will head straight to Newmarket for the Qipco 1,000 Guineas on Saturday, May 1 after Newbury’s Fred Darling was washed out.

Meehan had the option of running the daughter of Bahamian Bounty in the rearranged Classic trial at Chelmsford on Saturday, but decided against it.

Really good filly

A 50-1 chance with Coral and Ladbrokes for the 1,000 Guineas, Blue Bayou won the Sweet Solera Stakes at Newmarket last year and was last seen finishing fifth in the Group 1 Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh in September.

“I think she’ll go straight to the Guineas now,” said Meehan.

“She’s in good shape and has done very well over the winter. She’s just come to hand now, which is good timing.

“She’s a good filly, a really good filly.”

Agent Murphy plans

Meehan also outlined plans for his other intended Newbury runners who also bypassed Chelmsford.

He added: “Agent Murphy is in the Jockey Club Stakes at Newmarket and Spark Plug will go for the next meeting at Newbury and the race he won last year.”


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