Fancy Blue could take direct route to 1000 Guineas

Donnacha O’Brien may consider a direct route to the Qipco 1000 Guineas for Fancy Blue.

Formerly in the care of O’Brien’s father Aidan, the daughter of Deep Impact won both her starts as a juvenile – at Naas and the Curragh – and she is as short as 25-1 for the Guineas at Newmarket.

O’Brien, who got off the mark as a trainer with his first winner at Dundalk last Friday, admits he is still on a learning curve as to Fancy Blue’s potential and best distance.

“She’s in good form,” he said.

“I’m not sure where we’ll go with her yet, whether we’ll start her in a trial – or there is the chance she might go straight to the Guineas.

“I don’t know if she’s that good, but it might just work out to run her there – and maybe if that doesn’t work, go for an Oaks trial or something.”

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