Love return to action put on hold until May

Dual Classic-winning filly Love's eagerly-awaited return to action could be put on hold until May.

She was expected to feature among the entries for the Alleged Stakes at the Curragh on Saturday - but Aidan O'Brien is instead set to run stable companion Broome, who was an impressive winner of the Listed Devoy Stakes at Naas last month.

As well as winning the 1000 Guineas and Oaks, Love put the Yorkshire Oaks on her CV last season - on her last run of the campaign.

A planned outing in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe was abandoned because of heavy ground at ParisLongchamp.

O'Brien said: "Broome is likely to run in the Alleged at the Curragh on Saturday. He's already had a run, and Love might wait for the Mooresbridge (May 3, at the same course). It's a long year, and we might wait a bit longer with her."

Broome was returning to winning ways with his victory at Naas. Among his efforts over the past two years were fourth-placed finishes in the Derby and Coronation Cup.