Tahiyra Heads Field Of 20 For Newmarket’s 1000 Guineas

Last term’s undefeated G1 Moyglare Stud S. heroine Tahiyra (Ire) (Siyouni {Fr}) heads a confirmed cast of 20 after final declarations for Sunday’s G1 Qipco 1000 Guineas were made Friday morning. The Dermot Weld trainee has been allocated gate 15 for the one-mile feature. She will be reopposed by Moyglare runner-up and G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf heroine Meditate (Ire) (No Nay Never), Aidan O’Brien’s lone representative, who is drawn in stall eight. Godolphin’s trio of contenders includes Saeed bin Suroor trainee and ‘TDN Rising StarMawj (Ire) (Exceed And Excel {Aus}), who makes her European return coming back from a successful two-race stint in Dubai. She has been drawn on the wing and will emerge from stall 17. Dream Of Love (Ire) (Shamardal), one of two representing Charlie Appleby, finished second to Mawj in January and has drawn stall 10. Appleby’s other nominee Fairy Cross (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}), who also ran second to Mawj in Dubai, comes back off a second in the track’s G3 Nell Gwyn S. and is housed next door to Tahiyra in 14. Impressive Nell Gwyn winner Mammas Girl (GB) (Havana Grey {GB}) is widest of all in 20, while undefeated G3 Fred Darling S. victrix Remarquee (GB) (Kingman {GB}) gets the 13 gate.

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