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Monday, 10 December, 2018

Minding out until autumn after Aidan O'Brien reveals setback

Minding: forced to miss Ascot but moving towards a return
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Minding, long odds-on favourite for the Group 1 Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh on Sunday, has met with a setback and will be out of action until the autumn.

Speaking on Friday morning, her trainer Aidan O'Brien said: "Unfortunately, Minding has had a setback and won't be running in the Tattersalls Gold Cup. She will also miss Royal Ascot and won't be running again for a few months. We're now looking at an autumn campaign for her."

A seven-time Group 1 winner, Minding enjoyed a hugely successful 2016 campaign, winning the Qipco 1,000 Guineas, the Investec Oaks, the Pretty Polly Stakes, the Nassau Stakes and the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes. She made a winning reappearance at Naas earlier this month when landing the Group 2 Mooresbridge Stakes.

She is the second high profile Ballydoyle filly to miss out on the summer action following the news early this week that Seventh Heaven, winner of the Irish Oaks and the Yorkshire Oaks last season and the Jockey Club Stakes at Newmarket this month, had met with a setback and would not run again until the autumn.

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