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Aidan O'Brien rounds off the weekend with another Classic double

Winter romped home in the Irish 1,000 Guineas at the Curragh.

Trainer Aidan O'Brien and jockey Ryan Moore.
Trainer Aidan O'Brien and jockey Ryan Moore.
Image: Lorraine O'Sullivan/INPHO

AIDAN O’BRIEN AND Ryan Moore completed another Classic double at the Curragh today as Winter claimed the Irish 1,000 Guineas.

Yesterday, the Ballydoyle duo masterminded Churchill’s win in the Irish 2,000 Guineas — adding to his triumph in the English 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket.

And, in similar fashion, 8/13 favourite Winter saw off the threat of runner-up Roly Poly (14/1) and third-placed Hydrangea (7/1) in a 1-2-3 for trainer O’Brien.

The result comes three weeks after the three-year-old filly defeated stablemate Rhodoendron in the English equivalent.

Ryan Moore on Winter wins Winter and Moore. Source: Lorraine O'Sullivan/INPHO

“It was very easy and she gave me a lovely ride,” Moore told the Racing Post. “I couldn’t have been more impressed with her — she was relentless and it rode like a piece of work for her. She’s a very good filly.

“She’s stepped forward from each of her runs and there’s no reason why she won’t keep on progressing.”

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