The Joseph O’Brien-trained Intricately will head to the QIPCO 1000 Guineas at Newmarket on Sunday, providing his rookie trainer with a first runner in the race.

The three-year-old was a game short-head winner of the Group One Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh in September under Donnacha O’Brien.

However, the daughter of Fastneck Rock was a bitterly disappointing 11th of 14 runners in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies’ Turf at Santa Anita in November, but is set for the Group One showpiece at Newmarket on Sunday.

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O’Brien, proving himself to be an excellent dual-purpose trainer, saw his charge make a pleasing enough return to action when fourth in a 1000 Guineas Trial at Leopardstown last month.

That should have blown away the cobwebs and the filly looks to have a live each-way chance in the fillies’ classic if replicating her Moyglare form.

She also steps back up to a mile in the Guineas with seven furlongs arguably an unsatisfactory test for her at Leopardstown. O’Brien said:

The filly is in good form and all being well she’ll run at Newmarket, that’s the plan. We were happy with her run in Leopardstown. It was a competitive race, she ran well and we’d be hoping she’ll come on from it. We’re looking forward to Sunday and we’ll see what happens.

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