Understandably, all eyes will be on Minding in her bid to complete the 1000 Guineas double, but as a result, she’s been priced up accordingly, so it may pay to look beyond the obvious for a source of value in the shape of JET SETTING(best price 20/1). Although well beaten behind Aidan O’Brien’s charge at Newmarket, the ground was all against her that afternoon and she’s better judged on her performance in the trial at Leopardstown when she spread-eagled her field – including the likes of Now Or Never and Alice Springs. As there’s been plenty of rain in the last 24 hours, the soft underfoot conditions will suit Adrian Keatley’s filly a good deal better than many of her rivals and although it would be a leap of faith to suggest she can turn the form around with Minding, she has every chance of holding her own and running into a place on her favoured surface.
Although he’s yet to win at today’s track in nine previous visits, CANARY ROW(best price 11/1) has run many commendable races in defeat at the Co Kildare venue (form figures of 234559564) and he looks set to put up another positive show based on his level of form so far this campaign. Starting the season off in terrific fashion with a win at Limerick, Paddy Prendergast’s charge only narrowly failed to follow up next time out at Naas and from his good inside draw and on ground that will suit, the Holy Roman Emperor gelding rates a decent each-way bet at his double-figure quotes.