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Love is all you need. Love conquers all. Love blossoms again. The headline writers had an open goal with Love in 2020 and took full advantage.
The Galileo filly hit the deck running, cruising to a four-and-a-quarter length victory in the rearranged QIPCO 1000 Guineas on her reappearance at Newmarket in early June.
She could hardly have won any easier and, bred for middle distances, it was no surprise that she went off 11/10 favourite for the Investec Oaks at Epsom a month later.
Her supporters never had much to worry about as she powered away to win by nine lengths – one of the widest-margin wins in the race – and she was similarly impressive next time when winning the Darley Yorkshire Oaks by five lengths at York.
Love was a leading fancy for the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe on the back of all her efforts but connections ruled her out when the ground became deep and she did not run again.
In November, she was named Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly Of The Year.
It will be fascinating to see how she is campaigned in 2021, with races like the Coronation Cup, Coral-Eclipse and King George VI And Queen Elizabeth QIPCO Stakes all possible options before the end of July.