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Flower experts tell us there are about 75 different types of Hydrangea and the equine version, trained by Aidan O’Brien, also seems to go in for a bit of variety.
She has been very good on several occasions, especially last time when edging out stablemate Winter in the Group 1 Matron Stakes at Leopardstown.
Hydrangea also finished runner-up in two Group 1 races as a two-year-old and has been placed in two more as a three-year-old – when third to Winter in the Irish 1000 Guineas and then the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot.
However, there has also been the odd poor run. She trailed home last when running at the Breeders’ Cup and faded to finish only tenth in the QIPCO 1000 Guineas.
Given her overall record, she deserved her latest big success and it will be interesting to see if she gets the chance to prove herself beyond a mile at some stage.
BCS Career statistics
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