Poly Has Prix Rothschild Option

Mon 17th Jul 2017, 11:25

Roly Poly pictured on her way to victory at Newmarket on Friday
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Roly Poly could be set for a trip to Deauville for the Prix Rothschild on July 30th.

Aidan O'Brien's War Front filly chased home brilliant stable companion Winter in the Irish 1,000 Guineas and Coronation Stakes but enjoyed her day in the sun when claiming her first Group One success in the Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket on Friday.

O'Brien said: "Roly Poly is grand. She got a little bit galloped into behind, but she seems to be fine and hopefully it won't be a problem.

"We might look at the Rothschild in France for her, but we'll decide in a week or 10 days."

Clemmie was another big winner at Newmarket for Ballydoyle, with Churchill's full-sister coming out on top in the Duchess of Cambridge Stakes.

O'Brien said: "Clemmie is in good form. There is probably no point coming back for the Debutante now and if she didn't go there she could go on to the Moyglare.

"She knows enough now if she doesn't run in the Debutante. We were delighted with her."

Gustav Klimt was promoted to 2000 Guineas favouritism following his win in the Superlative Stakes.

O'Brien said: "Obviously we'll look at the National Stakes with him. We would usually go to the Futurity (before the National Stakes), so we'll probably look at something like that with him.

"He mightn't have to do the Futurity and could go straight for the National Stakes."

Haydock then Ascot for Harry Angel

Clive Cox is looking forward to the rest of the season with Harry Angel after the three-year-old stamped his authority on the sprinting division with victory in the Darley July Cup at Newmarket.

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