Lyric Of Light: is third favourite for the 1,000 Guineas at NewmarketPICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)
Light heads for Guineas after racecourse gallop
LYRIC 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 general 8-1 third favourite for Newmarket.
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.
"Lyric Of Light did a good piece of work which will have helped her get ready for the Guineas," Al Zarooni said on Godolphin's website.
"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 Betfred Dante Stakes on May 17.
"Mandaean needed the gallop and will be aimed at the Dante at York," Al Zarooni said. "If he proves good enough there, then the plan is to go for the Derby."