Lady and Flashy not certain for Curragh

CONNECTIONS of leading Boylesports Irish 1000 Guineas contenders Confidential Lady and Flashy Wings will wait until later in the week before confirming their participation in the Curragh Classic.

The pair feature among 22 left in the mile contest at the five-day stage having contested the Stan James-sponsored equivalent at Newmarket earlier in the month.

Sir Mark Prescott’s Confidential Lady finished an excellent second to Speciosa on that occasion while the Mick Channon-trained Flashy Wings was a disappointing 11th of the 13 runners.

However, neither are certain runners this weekend and Chris Richardson, managing director of Confidential Lady’s owners, Cheveley Park Stud, says a decision on whether to go for the race or wait for the Vodafone Oaks has yet to be taken.

“She went nicely in a spin this morning,” said Richardson.

“We haven’t made a decision yet whether she goes to Ireland on Sunday or wait until later the week and go to Epsom.

“The ground will be a consideration and it will depend on how the filly is and how Sir Mark feels the filly has come on since the Guineas.

“She may need the extra four or five days in which case we will wait and the owners will see the list of entries for Ireland and we will start to make a plan.

“It’s early days to say which way we are going to jump.

“On breeding you have to question slightly whether she will stay the Oaks trip of a mile and a half but we’re weighing that up along with going on Sunday as well. And there’s the Prix Diane (French Oaks) which we could wait for, but it’s too early for me to call.”

Channon is desperate to run Flashy Wings but the prevailing soft ground at the Curragh means her participation is in some doubt.

Boylesports Irish 1000 Guineas:

Cashmans: 4-1 Confidential Lady, Aidan O’Brien Stable, Nasheej, 9-2 Short Dance, 14-1 Wake Up Maggie, Nightime, 16-1 Dont Dili Dali, Ugo Fire

Ladbrokes: 7-2 Short Dance, 4-1 Queen Cleopatra, 5-1 Confidential Lady, 6-1 Nasheej, 8-1 Modeeroch, 10-1 Flashy Wings, Kamarinskaya, 12-1 Race For The Stars, Ugo Fire, 16-1 bar.

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