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No trainer has won all five Classics in the same season and that will be the case for at least one more year.
Aidan O’Brien won the QIPCO 2000 Guineas with Magna Grecia and, 24 hours later, the QIPCO 1000 Guineas with Hermosa.
He looked like making it 3/3 in the 2019 Classics when Pink Dogwood surged into the lead in the Investec Oaks under Ryan Moore but she could not quite put the race to bed and was collared late on by the John Gosden-trained Anapurna, who won by a neck. Fleeting, also trained by O’Brien, finished with a rattle to claim third.
Twenty-four hours later, O’Brien landed the Investec Derby and, given he was responsible for five of the first six home, must also be a short price to land the St Leger in September. The Coolmore collective may rue the Oaks as the one that got away
Post-race O’Brien said: “Pink Dogwood ran a lovely race, it was her first run over a mile and a half and she ran a lovely race – both fillies ran well.
“The ground was fine for her, she just got collared late and in those instances you can look for reasons, but she ran a great race.”
Pink Dogwood went off 11/10 favourite for the Juddmonte Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh on her next start but could finish only a one-paced third behind Iridessa.
A daughter of Camelot, she had won the Salsabil Stakes over a mile and a quarter at Navan on her return, having won of her four races as a two-year-old.
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