1000 Guineas Favourite Memory Heads To Ireland This Sunday

The Richard Hannon trained Memory, a top price 6/1 favourite for next years 1000 Guineas will put her unbeaten record on the line this Sunday, at the Curragh.

This Sunday’s meeting at the Curragh stages the Group 1 Moyglare Stud Stakes, in which several fillies will attempt to enhance their classic potential in the 7f contest.

The Richard Hannon trained Memory will be strongly fancied to retain her unbeaten record, after her victory in a Goodwood maiden was followed up with wins in Royal Ascot’s Group 3 Albany Stakes and Newmarket’s Cherry Hinton Stakes, a Group 2 contest.

The Danehill Dancer filly has created such a strong impression that she is as short as 9/2 to win the first classic of 2011, at Newmarket.

A best price of 6/1 is currently available for the 1000 Guineas with Bet365, Boylesports, Betfred, Paddy Power and Ladbrokes, who are offering a free £30 bet to new customers.

16 Horses have stood their ground at the latest forfeit stage for the 7f event, which was last won by the Hannon stable in 1993 with the Lester Piggott ridden Lemon Souffle.

Victory on Sunday would see Richard Hughes’s mount shorten further still in the ante-post market, as the field is likely to include some high class opposition.

The Jessica Harrington trained Laughing Lashes has been supplemented for the contest after her recent Group 2 victory at the Curragh in the Debutante Stakes, and the 25/1 available for next season’s first Classic with Victor Chandler, Paddy Power and William Hill is likely to disappear with a bold showing this weekend.

The Aidan O’Brien stable is sure to be strongly represented with his Misty For Me likely to be their number one hope, but Memory’s trainer is in confident mood stating: “ She is fresh and raring for another race, so Sunday cannot come quick enough.“ he told his website.

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