Pearl to bypass Guineas trial

Updated: April 13, 2012

The Ger Lyons trained Lightening Pearl will not make her seasonal debut at Leopardstown in the 1000 Guineas Trial this Sunday according to connections.

A Group 1 winner as a two year old, Lightening Pearl, had been expected to make her reappearance this weekend, however her trainer wants to give her more time before unleashing the daughter of Marju on the track.

Lyons, via his Twitter account, outlined his reasons tweeting ” It’s decision time for LP today & we have decided not to run on Sun. She’s getting there slowly but not ready for a gruelling race yet.”

Lightening Pearl capped a fine two year old career when she landed the Group 1 Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket last September.

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