Connections of this year's French Group 1 Prix Morny victor Pretty Pollyanna, have today confirmed that she will not partake in Sunday's Group 1 Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh, off the back of ground concerns at the upcoming Irish Champion's weekend.
A step up in trip looked to be in place for the daughter of Oasis Dream, with a first attempt at 7 furlongs looking likely. However, the 2-year-old Filly will now return to Newmarket for the Juddmonte Cheveley Park Stakes on the 29th of September. The Newmarket Group 1 will see her run over 6 furlongs once more, a trip in which she has recently registered impressive back to back Group-level triumphs.
Tim Gredley, joint owner of Pretty Pollyanna stated: "The plan is to keep her for the Cheveley Park. It was going to be a little bit complicated getting her out to Ireland and they had a lot of rain on Saturday morning.
"We were really keen to have a go at the Moyglare and try seven furlongs, as we are pretty sure she will stay over seven and a mile.
"The travelling can take a lot out of them and if we went out there and were unlucky with the ground, it puts you on the back foot straight away.
"The Cheveley Park is on our own door step so we don't have to do as much travelling and it makes a lot more sense for the welfare of the horse.
"If it all goes well in the Cheveley Park, she is entered in the Fillies' Mile so she could have a go at that.
"She has come out of her last race really well and Michael Bell is happy with her.
"She had a bit of battle in the last half a furlong, but she was comfortably on top against a five-furlong specialist (Signora Cabello). The nice thing is we know we have a talented filly.
"We would have been confident going to the Moyglare, but just for the welfare of the horse, we think it is better to be patient."