Owen Burrows keen on Talaayeb Classic claims
Last Updated: 20/04/17 2:10pm
Owen Burrows is optimistic Talaayeb can feature in next month's Qipco 1000 Guineas after in a satisfying connections in a racecourse gallop at Newmarket.
The three-year-old, who is as short as 11/1 to land the May 7 contest, won a maiden on the Rowley Mile last September and she worked over seven furlongs back on that track.
Tracking the Richard Hills-ridden Midhmaar until the final quarter of a mile of the exercise, the daughter of Dansili breezed past her stablemate before coasting home by a couple of lengths under champion jockey Jim Crowley.
Burrows said: "I was very pleased. It was more of a day out. She relaxed nicely, travelled well and galloped right the way through to the line. Jim was very pleased with her.
"She was very straightforward when she won her maiden last year and was very professional. It was more the day out today than the gallop as she doesn't take much work, hence why we didn't run her in a trial.
"It is asking a lot coming from a maiden and we are taking a bit of a punt, but her work at home excites me. Fingers crossed everything goes to plan in the next 17 days."
While the 1000 Guineas may be the first port of call for the Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum-owned filly, Burrows reports the Investec Oaks to be very much on the radar later this term.
He added: "She is bred to get a nice bit further, she is bred to be an Oaks filly and we have got her in the Oaks. Her mother stayed well and her whole demeanour will help her get that bit further, but she is not short of speed."