Connections of 1000 Guineas hope Memory feel she represents the best chance any filly has ever had from the Richard Hannon yard of lifting the Newmarket Classic.
Winner of the Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot last June, she followed that up in fine style in the Cherry Hinton at Newmarket.
Stepped up to Group One company for her final start at two she disappointed in the Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh, but Richard Hannon Jnr, assistant to his father, is adamant there were valid excuses that day.
“She’s done very well, she’s thickened up a lot, all across her back,” he said.
“Her temperament is much better this year, she was a little bit wild last year and didn’t always behave herself, but she’s been impeccable this year.
“We decided not to run her in a trial, but I think she does enough on her own at home anyway, she’s quite keen.
“Hopefully they’ll go quick and I think she’s got an outstanding chance.
“The race didn’t go to plan in Ireland. They were all drawn on the inside and she was drawn wide on the outside so they had a massive advantage from the starting gate. She didn’t run her race anyway, maybe it was one too many.
“She’s over that now, we’ve put that behind us and (Richard) Hughesie is very happy with her. She’s in great nick.
“I would think she’s the best chance we’ve ever had in the 1000 Guineas.
“The fast ground will be fine. She won at Royal Ascot on very quick ground and at Newmarket’s July meeting on very quick ground, that’s no problem for her,” he told At The Races.
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