Straight to Guineas for Rizeena

  • Last Updated: April 8 2014, 11:54 BST

Rizeena will bypass this weekend's Dubai Duty Free Stakes at Newbury and head straight for the QIPCO 1000 Guineas after delighting trainer Clive Brittain in a workout on Tuesday morning.

Rizeena: Heads straight to Newmarket
Rizeena: Heads straight to Newmarket

The daughter of Iffraaj is among the market principals for the Newmarket Classic on May 4 having struck four times as a juvenile, registering victories in the Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot and the Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh.

She has not run since being narrowly held by the ill-fated Chriselliam in the Fillies' Mile at the end of September, but after a strong exercise this morning, Brittain is confident she does not need a prep race for her Classic bid.

He said: "She worked really well this morning and, after that, we've decided we're going to take her straight to the Guineas.

"If we thought she was a bit ring-rusty, we would have considered the race on Saturday, but I don't think she needs it.

"She did an absolutely sweet piece of work - she couldn't have done it any easier, so I couldn't be happier with her at this stage.

"I don't think she needs a race or a racecourse gallop.

"We'll just keep her sweet and sharp and the next time she goes for a gallop she'll be galloping for money in the Guineas."


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