04/07/2008 11:00PM

Listen to miss Guineas


Listen, the antepost favorite for both British fillies classics, has been ruled out of the 1000 Guineas and is unlikely to make the lineup for the English Oaks, her trainer, Aidan O'Brien, said on Monday.

A daughter of Sadler's Wells, Listen returned stiff after a workout and it was decided by O'Brien and owners Derrick Smith, Michael Tabor, and Susan Magnier to give her a month off. It is therefore doubtful that she can be at Epsom for the Oaks on June 6.

A listed race winner in her Curragh debut in June, Listen won the Group 1 Fillies Mile at Ascot in her fourth and final start as a juvenile. A full sister to Sequoyah, a winner of the Group 1 Moyglare Stud Stakes, she is expected to return to the races during the second half of the season.