track-bia14s-diary-v2The Roger Varian-trained QABALA impressed in landing the Nell Gwyn Stakes from off the pace last month and her subsequent 1000 Guineas third can be upgraded as she fared best of those who were ridden patiently. The winner (‘made all’) and second (‘tracked winner)’ sat one-two throughout whereas she was described was ‘held up in rear of midfield’. She looks the bet in the Tattersalls Irish 1000 Guineas at the Curragh on Sunday (4.25).

Fairyland was also inconvenienced by the pace bias at Newmarket and could prove to be the biggest danger.

Selections

Qabala – Curragh 4.25 Sunday (1pt win, 3-1 Coral, Betfred, Bet365)