Mother Earth returns to land of Guineas glory for Falmouth Stakes

Aidan O'Brien's entry in the QIPCO Champions Series race has been slimmed down

Wednesday, July 07, 2021

Frankie Dettori was on board for Mother Earth's Guineas triumph

1,000 Guineas winner Mother Earth will return to Newmarket to fly the Ballydoyle flag in Friday’s Group 1 Falmouth Stakes.

The three-year-old gave Aidan O’Brien a third successive and seventh overall victory in the British Classic back in May.

Mother Earth went on to finish second in the French equivalent and a competitive third in the Coronation Cup at Royal Ascot, set to be ridden by Ryan Moore in Newmarket.

The stable’s filly string is famously strong and they will compete at the sharp end of the mile-long contest despite the omission of Empress Josephine

The Irish 1,000 Guineas winner was entered but not declared for the race on Wednesday.

Josephine was part of the Ballydoyle one-two in May’s Irish Classic, narrowly beating stablemate Joan of Arc

The same fate befell Jessica Harrington’s No Speak Alexander, who won her first race as a three-year-old in Group 3 company at the Curragh. 

Harrington also pulled Impeachd Alexander from the Duchess of Cambridge Stakes. 

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