On Saturday 2nd May, front running Cachet (16-1) held on by a neck to win the 1,000 Guineas from the 33-1 outsider Prosperous Voyage with the well-back Tuesday just under two lengths away in third. The victory of Cachet handed a first Classic success to her 30 year old trainer George Boughey. Boughey, who is based just a stone’s throw from the Rowley Mile on Newmarket’s Hamilton Road, only began training in 2019 having previously worked as assistant to Hugo Palmer. In 2012, he saddled his first Classic runner, Mystery Angel, who was runner-up in the Cazoo Oaks.
Cachet prepared for the Guineas by winning the Group Three Lanwades Stud Nell Gwyn Stakes on 12th April and becomes the first filly to win both contests since Speciosa in 2006.
George Boughey told ITV Racing: “It’s a very special day – there are a lot of people to thank for getting here but most notably the filly. She’s been a superstar since she walked into the yard and it was always going to be the question of that long final furlong but she got a peach of a ride from James (Doyle)."