Ballydoyle’s domination of the Classics either side of the Irish Sea continues unabated. The former David Wachman-trained filly Winter gave her connections a Guineas double double after running out an emphatic winner of the Group 1 Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas.
With Ryan Moore replacing Wayne Lordan in the saddle, the daughter of Galileo broke smartly and was held up off the leaders in fourth.
She travelled strongly to join the leaders two furlongs out and then was nudged clear by Moore.
Under a tender drive she put distance between herself and what turned out to be her stable mates, Roly Poly and Hydrangea, to win the contest by just under five lengths.
“It was very easy she gave me a lovely ride very straightforward took me into the race without me asking her a thing,” reflected Moore.
“I couldn’t of been more impressed by her today. She was relentless she just kept building all the way to the line and it rode like a piece of work for her.”
Out of Wokingham Stakes heroine Laddies Power Two, Winter adds to her victory in the English version achieved three weeks ago, becoming one of only a handful of fillies to complete the double.
Earlier in the afternoon, the Roger Charlton-trained Decorated Knight notched his second Group 1 success by taking the Tattersalls Gold Cup.
She was relentless
Giving his Beckhampton handler a third win in the race, following Al Kazeem’s two triumphs in 2013 and 2015, the son of Galileo always travelled well in behind the leaders under Andrea Atzeni.
Once switched out to deliver his effort two furlongs out, he stayed on strongly and went away from his seven rivals to win by just over a length.
Last week’s Lockinge participant Somehow ran on to claim the runner-up spot, faring best of the three Ballydoyle challengers.