High-class mare Pearls Galore could make her seasonal reappearance at Leopardstown on Wednesday.
The Paddy Twomey-trained five-year-old enjoyed a superb season in 2021, winning a pair of Group Threes before going down by a neck to No Speak Alexander in a pulsating finish to the Matron Stakes.
The daughter of Invincible Spirit was then beaten by only Space Blues in the Prix de la Foret, ending her year with a sixth-placed finish behind the same horse in the Breeders’ Cup Mile at Del Mar.
She is one of 12 entries in the Gradguide Heritage Stakes, a Listed race over a mile.
“She might start there – we’ll see how we go, she is in good form,” said Twomey.
“Hopefully she has a good year ahead and it might be a good starting point.”