Confisential heads classic hopefuls

Confidential Lady, runner-up in the Stan James 1000 Guineas, is among 22 confirmations for the Boylesports-sponsored Irish version at the Curragh on Sunday.

Confidential Lady, runner-up in the Stan James 1000 Guineas, is among 22 confirmations for the Boylesports-sponsored Irish version at the Curragh on Sunday.

Mark Prescott’s charge was beaten two and a half lengths at Newmarket by Speciosa, who goes instead for the Vodafone Oaks.

Nasheej, a length behind Confidential Lady in third, has been left in by Richard Hannon.

Three fillies who finished further behind that day – Chris Wall’s Wake Up Maggie (5th), Aidan O’Brien’s Race For The Stars (8th) and Mick Channon’s Flashy Wings (11th) – figure among the possibles.

A seven-strong British challenge is made up by Peter Chapple-Hyam’s Dizzy Dreamer, Stan Moore’s Dont Dili Dali and the Barry Hills-trained Short Dance.

Despite the enforced absence of Rumplestiltskin, O’Brien has a choice of five with Be My Queen, Beauty Bright, Kamarinskaya and Queen Cleopatra completing his entry.

Jim Bolger has three acceptors in Abigail Pett, Modeeroch and Sandie while Dermot Weld is double-handed with Nightime and Polished Gem as is Kevin Prendergast through Talwin and Ugo Fire.

Completing the list are Ardbrae Lady, Gist and Sharapova.

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