John Gosden studies 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 together 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 types a part of the supporting card to the QIPCO 1000 Guineas on Sunday Might 2.
After profitable her first two begins, the George Strawbridge homebred, who’s a basic 10/1 likelihood for the QIPCO 1000 Guineas, tasted defeat for the primary time on her ultimate outing final yr when discovering solely Fairly Attractive too sturdy within the Group One bet365 Fillies’ Mile on the Rowley Mile in October.
Gosden mentioned: “The plan is to go to Newmarket the primary weekend in Might and she or he will probably be in two races. She is within the 1000 Guineas however she will even 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 pleased along with her. She has solely completed half speeds to this point and she or he hasn’t completed any quick work but.
“The deciding issue of which route we take will probably be how she is coaching on the time. If we’ve got races just like the Prix de Diane (French Oaks) in thoughts and we really feel a mile and 1 / 4 will go well with her immediately, then we are going to go for that (Fairly Polly).
“If she is displaying us the pure velocity you need for the Guineas, then we’d take a look at that as an alternative.”
Epsom possibility for Uncle Bryn
An outing in both the Group Three bet365 Traditional Trial at Sandown on April 23 or the Listed Blue Riband Trial at Epsom Downs on April 20 is the plan for Derby entrant Uncle Bryn.
The Sea The Stars colt, owned and bred by Chasemore Farm, is unbeaten in two begins after following up his snug debut success at Kempton Park in September with an equally facile victory beneath a penalty in a novice contest at Wolverhampton in November.
Gosden mentioned: “Uncle Bryn is trying in direction of the trial at Epsom or the trial at Sandown. Once more, a call will probably be made as to how he’s going nearer to the time however we’d be these two races for him as he has now gained his maiden and his novice.
“He was nonetheless studying final yr however he has learnt a bit bit extra round Wolverhampton, so subsequently possibly we take a look at the Epsom race with him.
“We wished to get him on turf final season nevertheless it was both agency floor or it by no means stopped raining so we went from fast floor to bottomless floor. The autumn was irritating as we couldn’t get quite a lot of the 2 year-olds on the turf.”