Legatissimo wins storming 1000 Guineas at Newmarket

Moore the Merrier

Moore the Merrier

The second Classic of the Flat season has gone to Legatissimo, and it is a Guineas double for Ryan Moore

Ryan Moore made it a Guineas double as he came with a powerful late surge on David Wachman's Legatissimo to win the Qipco 1000 Guineas at Newmarket.

Last at halfway, Moore – successful in the same colours on Gleneagles 24 hours earlier – bided his time waiting for the right moment to make his move, but it was a fine line as the favourite Lucida went for home.

Jim Bolger's Lucida shot clear and looked to have put the race to bed, but Legatissimo was really beginning to lengthen.

With Moore in full flow, Wachman's filly showed the benefit of her stamina, having won over an extended nine furlongs just a week ago.

Lucida tried in vain to battle back but went down by three-quarters of a length.

Tiggy Wiggy made a bold bid from the front and clung on for third, just ahead of Malabar.

Moore won the 2000 Guineas yesterday aboard Aidan O'Brien's Gleneagles.

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