MAGNA Grecia stormed clear to provide Aidan O’Brien an unbelievable TENTH win within the 2000 Guineas.
The 11-2 shot sprinted away to win impressively below Donnacha O’Brien within the first Traditional of the season.
Magna Grecia was given a stunning tow into the race by Shine So Vivid (16-1), who set a robust gallop on the stands rail.
And as soon as O’Brien shook the reins approaching the ultimate furlong it was recreation over because the winner shot clear, with 66-1 rag King Of Change a superb second. Skardu was third at Eight-1.
The Irish 1000 Guineas and a visit to Royal Ascot for the St James’s Palace Stakes now appears to be like on the playing cards for the son of Invincible Spirit.
O’Brien stated: “We’re delighted with that, he has been a really strong horse.
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“We knew final yr that this is able to be the race he would begin off in.
“John (Magnier) has been saying it to me all winter that he was going to be a miler, and that coming right here after which to the Curragh after which on to Ascot can be the plan.
“At midway it seemed like there was extra tempo on the stands facet. Donnacha gave him a stunning easy journey.
“When the rain got here it was in all probability in opposition to Ten Sovereigns (fifth), he ran a terrific race and we’ll in all probability drop him again to 6 furlongs.”
Twenty years of dominance
In saddling his 10th Guineas winner, the unstoppable O’Brien has achieved one other unbelievable milestone.
His saddled his first winner, King Of Kings, approach again in 1998 when his son and successful rider Donnacha wasn’t even born.
O’Brien has gained the Newmarket Traditional with some true stars of the turf, together with Rock Of Gibraltar (2002), Henrythenavigator (2008), Camelot (2012) and Churchill (2017).
The highest coach, who has now gained 4 of the final 5 Guineas, has used six totally different jockey’s to carry up his terrific ten, together with two of his youngsters.
Mick Kinane, Jonny Murtagh, Kieren Fallon, Joseph O’Brien, Ryan Moore and Donnacha have all been the beneficiary of the grasp coach’s magic contact.
O’Brien’s excellent ten
1998 King Of Kings 7-2
2002 Rock Of Gibraltar 9-1
2005 Footstepsinthesand 13-2
2006 George Washington 6-4f
2008 Henrythenavigator 11-1
2012 Camelot 15-8f
2015 Gleneagles Four-1f
2017 Churchill 6-4f
2018 Saxon Warrior Three-1
2019 Magna Grecia 11-2