Leading 1000 Guineas hope, Memory, has delighted connections with her progress over the winter, and is pleasing on the gallops ahead of her bid for Newmarket glory, in a little under two months time.
Harry Herbert, MD of Highclere Thoroughbred Racing said: “She came home for the winter and she has improved both physically and mentally. She has filled out in all the right places and is now so much stronger, and we don’t think that the mile of the Guineas will be a problem. The speed she showed at Royal Ascot (Albany Stakes) and Newmarket (Cherry Hinton) was phenomenal, and her one defeat in the Moyglare Stakes at The Curragh on her final start is best forgotten.
“Nothing went right that day, and we have put a line through the run. We have certainly not lost faith in her, and she will go straight for the Guineas.”
Trainer Richard Hannon added: “Memory is a different filly than she was last year and we could not be happier with her. Last year she would mess about and would have to work on her own, but she has really matured and settled down from two to three.”