High Celebrity out to emulate QIPCO 1000 Guineas heroine Miss France
4 Mar 2015
Andre Fabre aims to win back-to-back renewals of the QIPCO 1000 Guineas at Newmarket with High Celebrity.
High Celebrity racing at Newmarket’s July course. Image courtesy of racingfotos.com.
One year on from Miss France’s triumph in the QIPCO 1000 Guineas, 26-time French Champion Trainer Andre Fabre bids for a repeat result with High Celebrity in the British Classic at Newmarket on Sunday 3 May.
The three-year-old, who finished third behind Tiggy Wiggy in the Group 1 Connolly’s Red Mills Cheveley Park Stakes, is among the 63 contenders for the prestigious Rowley Mile contest.
Fabre said: “High Celebrity has done well over the winter and I am happy with her, she was already well developed as a two-year-old but she has put on weight. She had a rest at a stud farm and has been back with me for a month and a half.
“We are aiming her at Newmarket and the plan is to run her at Maisons-Laffitte in the Prix Imprudence [on Thursday, 2nd April], the same prep race that we used for Miss France. It fits in nicely to her training programme as it is a full month before the Guineas.
“In terms of general ability she is very much on the same level as Miss France, but High Celebrity would have a little more strength.”
Lowther Stakes champion Tiggy Wiggy, Queen Mary Stakes heroine Anthem Alexander, Newmarket winner Lucida and Aidan O’Brien’s stars Found and Together Forever feature among a star-studded entry list.