Love graduated to Group One Firm with victory from the Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh.
Stablemate Tango and the Ger Lyons-trained Soul Search never far from the speed set Among four contenders to Aidan O’Brien from the seven-furlong contest however, the choice of Ryan Moore, the Galileo filly.
The formerly unbeaten Albigna had Love (6-1) for company on her exterior and was defeated by the time the field got into the furlong pole, where Love maintained on strongly to maintain the overdue charge of Roger Varian’s 13-8 favorite Daahyeh from three-quarters of a length.
So Wonderful was having been a bit tight for space close home.
O’Brien explained:”She is real, has a beautiful pedigree and remains really well. She’s got a beautiful activity she stuck out her head, and when Ryan asked her to reunite and lengthen.
“She’s been working lovely and progressing with each run.
“We thought that she was a filly that could be crying out for a distance this season, and we were attempting to maintain her at seven to get as long as we could with the view coming here and then maybe finishing off at the Fillies’ Mile and being a timeless filly next year.
“That family all get a mile and a half nicely at three so it is very exciting for her and she has a lovely mind, also.
“The floor was a bit soft for her the last moment.”
Betfair introduced Love for the 1000 Guineas at 20-1.
Varian could look at that the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies for its runner-up, with the Fillies’ Mile additionally an option.
He explained:”I’d confidence she’d find the stiff seven, though until you try you are never sure, and on her performance today it looked like a mile would be within her reach.”
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