IRISH TRAINERS WIN THE QIPCO 2000 and 1000 GUINEAS

IRISH TRAINERS WIN THE QIPCO 2000 and 1000 GUINEAS

Qipco 1000 Guineas winnner Legatissimo trained by David Wachman

Ryan Moore completed a memorable double when landing the QIPCO 1000 Guineas on Legatissimo, 24 hours after winning the 2000 Guineas on Gleneagles.

Legatissimo, trained by David Wachman stayed on strongly in the last half furlong to score by three quarters of a length.

The victory also completed a double for her part-owner Michael Tabor, who’s blue and orange colours were also carried to victory by the Aidan O’Brien-trained Gleneagles on Saturday.

“It’s hard to believe, the first two Classics of the year, it’s what you dream about,” Tabor said. “Ryan said yesterday that he has never done the double and I joked that maybe this year perhaps it will happen, never really thinking it would.

“If David has got the right animal then he will produce it, it’s as simple as that. He produced her in brilliant shape despite her running a week ago and she has done everything we hoped she would.”

“She’s a lovely filly, a scopey filly, and Ryan gave her a great ride,” Wachman said.

“I started to get excited about her over the winter, we went to Leopardstown on very soft ground and she didn’t perform so we were scratching our heads a bit but she won well at Gowran, it was like a bit of work, and we decided to take our chance here even though it was only a week later.

“If we weren’t running her back too quick we definitely had a chance.

“She’ll go further, we have got plenty of options, she’ll probably step up to a mile-and-a-quarter next.

“She’s in everything so the Oaks is a possibility but she might be a mile and a quarter filly. She’s won her Group 1 now so the pressure is off.

“I enjoy training fillies, I’ve got a lot of them. She’s a very good one that’s for sure.”

Congratulations to all winning connections at Ballydoyle and David Wachman Racing.