NEWMARKET, England (AP) – Jockey Ryan Moore rode Love to a dominant victory at the 1,000 Guineas on Sunday, giving trainer Aidan Oâ€™Brien a fourth win in five years at the British Classic mile race.
The 4-1 shot pulled away in the final furlong to finish more than four lengths ahead of 12-1 Cloak of Spirits, with 11-4 favorite Quadrilateral – the daughter of Frankel and ridden by 20-year-old Jason Watson – just behind in third.
Cloak of Spirits led from the start and past halfway in the race for 3-year old fillies, but Moore timed his attack perfectly from the center of the pack and Love streaked clear.
â€œWeâ€™re delighted with her. She was doing everything right all through the winter and the spring,” the Irish trainer Oâ€™Brien said. â€œSheâ€™s a lovely filly. We always thought she would get much further than a mile.”
It was the second straight upset at Newmarket, after Kameko upset heavy favorite Pinatubo to win the 2,000 Guineas in a record time on Saturday, giving jockey Oisin Murphy his first Classic.
By contrast, Oâ€™Brien has won the 1,000 Guineas six times and 36 British Classics.
He could have turned a good weekend into a great one with 37, but Wichita finished second by half a neck to Kameko on Saturday.
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