06/23/2005 12:00AM

Fillies have Curragh shot


Alexander Goldrun and New Morning, two fillies who have scored group race victories over males, are the ones to note in Saturday's Group 1, $315,000 at The Curragh.

Winner of last December's Hong Kong Vase at the Pretty Polly distance of 1 1/4 miles, Alexander Goldrun is coming off a third-place finish in the Singapore Airlines International Cup. Trained by Jim Bolger, she was second in last year's Pretty Polly.

New Morning, a Michael Jarvis-trained full sister to Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf champ Islington, defeated the 2004 Epsom Derby winner, North Light, in the Group 3 Briagdier Gerard Stakes on May 31.

Elopa, trained by Andreas Schutz, is coming off two group victories in France. The Irish 1000 Guineas winner Saoire is in great form but may find 10 furlongs a little too far. Chelsea Rose, winner of last year's Group 1 Moyglare Stud Stakes and a 1 1/4-mile listed race in her 2005 debut, could pose a threat, but it is the lightly raced and still-improving New Morning who gets the nod.