Maureen: as short as 14-1 for next year's Qipco 1,000 GuineasPICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos)
Dirty scope explains poor Maureen run - Hannon
MAUREEN, a disappointing ninth in Saturday's Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket, returned from the race with a dirty scope.
Trained by Richard Hannon for Ahmad Alkhallafi, Maureen was sent off the 2-1 favourite for the Group 1, but beat only two home.
"She came back with a dirty scope, so at least we have a reason," said Hannon, quoted on his website on Tuesday.
"We know that she is better than that, but we will put her away now and bring her back in the spring."
Maureen, winner of the Group 3 Princess Margaret Stakes at Ascot in July, is 14-1 with bet365 for the Qipco 1,000 Guineas, but as big as 25-1 with Ladbrokes.