Harry Dunlop: will have first Classic runner on Sunday with RozPICTURE: Martin Lynch (racingpost.com/photos)
Dunlop ready to tackle 1,000 Guineas with Roz
HARRY DUNLOP is set to have his first runner in a Classic on Sunday when Roz runs in the Qipco 1,000 Guineas, and believes the filly can outrun her odds of 33-1.
Winner of a Kempton maiden and Listed race at Sandown, Roz stepped up to Group 1 company on her final start as a juvenile in the Shadwell Fillies' Mile, finishing second behind Certify.
Dunlop acknowledges that she needs to have improved from that run, but is hopeful the forecast quicker ground will aid her chances.
He said: "She's in good form and I'm very pleased with the way she has wintered. She needs to improve on her second in the Fillies' Mile, but the ground was a little tacky that day. She wants good or faster ground, which hopefully she will get on Sunday.
"Jim Crowley, who partnered her to both her wins last year, rode her in a racecourse gallop at Kempton recently and she went well. She already has Group 1 form and, while she could be better over further in time - she has a middle-distance pedigree - there is no reason why she can't go very well in the Guineas."