Dermot Weld leaning towards Curragh Classic run for Tahiyra
Tahiyra is "more likely than not" to take her chance in the Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas on Sunday week, trainer Dermot Weld has confirmed.
The daughter of Siyouni won each of her two starts as a juvenile last season, supplementing a debut victory at the Galway Festival with a Group One success in the Moyglare Stud Stakes. Weld left it late before eventually committing to a run in the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket earlier this month and after being sent off a hot favourite, she was narrowly beaten by Saeed bin Suroor's Mawj, with the pair drawing a long way clear of the chasing pack. With connections responsible for a second contender for the Irish Guineas in recent Group Three runner-up Tarawa, Weld was initially hesitant to commit Tahiyra to the Curragh Classic - but speaking at Leopardstown on Friday evening, he revealed he is leaning towards running the Rowley Mile runner-up. "We'll make a decision next week, the same with Tarawa as well. It's more likely than not, at this stage, that Tahiyra will run in the Irish 1,000 Guineas," said the Rosewell House handler. "The final decision will be made the middle of next week." Reflecting on Newmarket Tahiyra's Newmarket performance, he added: "She ran a super race, they are two very good fillies who drew seven and a half lengths clear of the rest. "She was carried a little bit across the track as well but full marks to the winner, she's a very good filly. On the day she had the fitness and on the day she was slightly the better of the two fillies."
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