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Lightening Pearl to miss Irish 1000 Guineas

ESPN staff
May 22, 2012
Lightening Pearl disappointed on her seasonal debut © PA Photos

Lightening Pearl will take no part in the Irish 1000 Guineas at the Curragh on Sunday.

Trainer Ger Lyons intends to drop the filly in trip for her next runout at York during July.

Lightening Pearl won the Cheveley Park Stakes in 2011, but was never competitive at the English Guineas at Newmarket on her seasonal return, finishing 25 lengths behind winner Homecoming Queen.

"It has been decided not to run LP in IRE 1000gns," Lyons said on Twitter. "We will wait till July at York to race her again & will drop her back in trip."

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