John Gosden experiences main QIPCO 1000 Guineas contender Indigo Woman to have “wintered nicely” however admits she is way from sure to contest the opening fillies’ Traditional at Newmarket.
The Clarehaven Stables handler, who now shares a coaching licence along with his son Thady, intends to additionally give the daughter of Dubawi an entry within the Listed mile and 1 / 4 Betfair Fairly Polly Stakes, which varieties a part of the supporting card to the QIPCO 1000 Guineas on Sunday Could 2.
After profitable her first two begins, the George Strawbridge homebred, who’s a normal 10/1 likelihood for the QIPCO 1000 Guineas, tasted defeat for the primary time on her remaining outing final 12 months when discovering solely Fairly Beautiful too robust within the Group One bet365 Fillies’ Mile on the Rowley Mile in October.
Gosden stated: “The plan is to go to Newmarket the primary weekend in Could and he or she will probably be in two races. She is within the 1000 Guineas however she may also be put within the Fairly Polly. We are going to simply see how she is earlier than making a call however that’s the weekend we’re coaching her for.
“She has had a great winter and we’re fairly completely happy together with her. She has solely accomplished half speeds to date and he or she hasn’t accomplished any quick work but.
“The deciding issue of which route we take will probably be how she is coaching on the time. If we have now races just like the Prix de Diane (French Oaks) in thoughts and we really feel a mile and 1 / 4 will swimsuit her right away, then we are going to go for that (Fairly Polly).
“If she is exhibiting us the pure velocity you need for the Guineas, then we’d take a look at that as an alternative.”