Lyric of Light all set for 1000 Guineas

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Lyric of LightLyric of Light will join stablemate Discourse in the Qipco 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket on May 6 after working over the Classic course and distance on Sunday morning. Trained by Mahmood Al Zarooni, who sent out Blue Bunting to take last year's 1,000 Guineas, Lyric Of Light is unbeaten in three starts and is the third favourite with StanJames.com for the Newmarket race.

The daughter of Street Cry was last seen winning the Group 1 ShadwellFillies' Mile at Newmarket and Al Zarooni was impressed as he watched her stretch five lengths clear of two stable companions.

The trainer said “Lyric Of Light did a good piece of work which will have helped her get ready for the Guineas. I am looking forward to running Lyric Of Light and Discourse in the Guineas but we need a lot of luck."

Al Zarooni also watched possible Investec Derby contender Mandaean complete a workout on the Rowley Mile on Sunday morning under Frankie Dettori and is eyeing the Dante Stakes on May 17. He said of the three year old “Mandaean needed the gallop and will be aimed at the Dante at York. If he proves good enough there, then the plan is to go for the Derby."

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