Pearl misses Classic date

Pearl misses Classic date

Lightening Pearl has been ruled out of Sunday’s Etihad Airways Irish 1,000 Guineas at the Curragh.

Ger Lyons’ filly won the Group One Cheveley Park Stakes last term but could finish only 13th behind Homecoming Queen in the English Guineas on her seasonal return.

That was Lightening Pearl’s first crack at a mile and Lyons is now planning to drop back in trip for the tyregiant.com Summer Stakes at York next month.

Ger Lyons tweets the news:

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