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On the double: Minding makes incredible recovery to add Oaks to 1000 Guineas crown

Aidan O’Brien’s filly justified her 10/11 favouritism under the stewardship of Ryan Moore.

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A REMARKABLE PERFORMANCE by Minding under Ryan Moore saw her become the first filly since Kazzia in 2002 to complete the English 1000 Guineas and Oaks double at Epsom today.

Minding’s hopes looked all but gone when she got hit in the face by the jockey of the retreating Turret Rocks and bumped by her stablemate Somehow turning into the final straight.

However, Moore kept his cool and got her into some space to overhaul Frankie Dettori on Architecture and justify her odds of 10/11 favourite.

It gave trainer Aidan O’Brien his sixth win in the race and Moore just his second, having won it first in 2010.

Harlequeen, trained by former England international striker Mick Channon, finished a distant third in what was the slowest Oaks in over a decade.

Source: Atahan Zilcioğlu/YouTube

© – AFP, 2016

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