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Dance Pass to make all the right moves. Irish 1,000 Guineas 3.40 Curragh The ground was considerably faster than the official version when Again didn't give her running in the Prix Marcel Boussac last season. Her Moyglare Stud Stakes victory last year hasn't been working out too well, but she is proven in these conditions.

Chintz beat Lahaleeb comfortably in a Group 3 in yielding ground on this course in September. She was lit up beforehand, raced too keenly and didn't show her form when favourite for the Guineas trial at Leopardstown at the end of March. The ground was too fast for her that day, but like many of these, she hasn't raced on heavy.

Cuis Ghaire was bogged down in heavy ground behind Again at Leopardstown in August, but hasn't been out of the first two otherwise. She confirmed her liking for fast ground by running a terrific race when runner-up in the Guineas at Newmarket, but will be vulnerable under the conditions on her first run over the course.

Dermot Weld won this Classic in 2006 with Nightime, who was coming direct from a maiden win in testing going.

Dance Pass won a Naas maiden nicely, but her previous fourth in the Leopardstown Guineas Trial is more relevant, as twice in the past seven years beaten fillies in that event have improved to win this race and she was just a couple of lengths behind Again when making her debut. She looks the value.

Lahaleeb rounded off last season with a win in the Rockfel and landed the Fred Darling Stakes on her reappearance, but she found the ground much too fast in the Guineas at Newmarket. The latest run is best ignored and her supporters can take heart that since 1997 five fillies who finished between sixth and 16th at Newmarket turned the form around in this Classic.

Love Bird was down the field over 1m2f at Leopardstown on her debut, but she hacked up from 22 rivals in a 7f maiden in testing ground over this course.

She has the potential for improvement.

Luminous Eyes makes her seasonal debut and the last filly to win this first time out was Dermot Weld's Trusted

Partner, also ridden by Mick Kinane, in 1988. She had Again well behind when winning her maiden and had a clearcut victory over Chintz in a Group 3 at Leopardstown in July. The ground may be a concern for her, though.

Oh Goodness Me beat her elders when getting up close home in soft going in a Group 3 over course and distance in March. She wasn't disgraced in the French Guineas, although the sharp mile and ground on the fast side of good may not have been in her favour, and she may need further at this level.

Rare Ransom made all to beat her elders at Gowran ten days ago. She was four and a half lengths behind Again in the Group 2 Debutante Stakes last season and needs more improvement.

Super Sleuth is a maiden but hasn't run in one since her debut and she reversed Fred Darling form with Lahaleeb when third in the Guineas. Fillies going close in the Newmarket Classic had a great record in this race between 1985 and 1996, finishing 23482242, but not since. This is a competitive renewal but not high class and she can go close.

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Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:May 24, 2009
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