Paddy Twomey targeting Group 1 glory for star fillies A Lilac Rolla and Purple Lily starting at Newmarket at Friday

A Lilac Rolla (near side) wins the Group 3 Priory Belle Stakes under Billy Lee
A Lilac Rolla (near side): will bid to go one better in Group 1 company at NewmarketCredit: Patrick McCann

A Lilac Rolla joins a formidable Irish challenge in Friday's Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket as part of a big month for the Paddy Twomey stable, with both his star fillies set to bid for Group 1 success.

After landing both starts as a juvenile, including when beating subsequent Group 1 winner Opera Singer at the Curragh, A Lilac Rolla showed plenty of resolution to land the Group 3 Priory Belle Stakes on her reappearance in testing conditions at Leopardstown.

On her latest start, she ran a huge race in the Irish 1,000 Guineas on her first start over a mile, finishing second to the Karl Burke-trained Fallen Angel. 

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