Irish 1000 Guineas. News update

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Updated: May 17, 2011

The Aidan O Brien trained filly Together, who finished a close second to Blue Bunting in the English 1000 Guineas heads the declarations for this Sunday’s Etihad Airways Irish 1000 Guineas at the Curragh.

The daughter of Galileo is one of a number of entries from Ballydoyle. Together could be joined in the race by Group 1 winning juvenile Misty For Me and Wild Wind who ran a credible race when finishing third in the French Guineas at Longchamp last Sunday.

One horse that will be sure to attract a lot of attention if she lines up is the Jim Bolger trained filly Banimpire. This Holy Roman Emperor filly has had a busy start to this flat season but has already notched up some impressive wins.

She defeated Recital, who is one of Coolmore’s main hopes for the Epsom Derby in three weeks, in the Ballysax Stakes at Leopardstown last month. She also took the listed Blue Wind Stakes at Navan on her last start and will be a huge player in the race if her early season exertions have not taken their toll on her.

Another horse that will be ready for battle is the David Wachman trained Chrysanthemum. The daughter of Danehill Dancer was an impressive two year old last year and on last year’s form she has a huge chance.

Her trainer however admitted that some rain will have to fall at the Co. Kildare venue for his filly to take her chance. “I’m very happy with her, she’s in good form,’ said Wachman.

She wouldn’t want the ground too quick so we’ll have to see what the track is like nearer the time. This has always been her aim all winter, absolutely.

‘She made her debut over a mile in a Listed race and then dropped to seven furlongs for her next race and the form of that was franked when Aidan’s finished third in France at the weekend.

‘We’ll just have to see what the ground is like and hope we get a bit of rain. Good ground would be fine for her and I’d imagine Wayne Lordan will ride her.

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