MICHAEL Harris (@mjyharris) shared this photo on Twitter and wrote: “I touched on this yesterday. Before the Yorkshire Oaks Ryan Moore came outside the racecourse to watch LOVE walking around.
“As Love walks past she turns her head to look at him. So lovely on all counts. Ryan gets so much bad press but he is quiet, unassuming and a real horseman.”
Aiden O’Brien’s filly oozed class as she supplemented victories in the 1000 Guineas and Investec Oaks with a deeply impressive display in the Darley Yorkshire Oaks at York on Thursday.
Following Enable’s defection, Love (4-9 fav) was all the rage to register her third Group 1 victory from as many starts this season. She cruised to another facile success which saw her odds cut for the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.
The race was over as a contest at the 200m marker as Love swept clear and jockey Ryan Moore said: “It was straightforward. Realistically, I thought it was her easiest task for a while. There were some unexposed fillies in the race, but they needed to step up to her level.
“She’s been exceptional on every start this year. The Arc has always been in the back of everyone’s minds and we’re six weeks away, so I suppose they’ll see how she is.”
Sky Bet reacted by cutting Love to 11-4 from 3-1 for the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe while the same firm are 5-1 from 6-1 for the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf.
“One would presume all roads will now lead to Longchamp and we are 11-4 from 3-1 for the Arc while the Breeders’ Cup is another option for Love – particularly given connections have been at pains to state her preference for quick ground. As such, we have cut Love to 5-1 from 6-1 for the Filly and Mare Turf at Keeneland.”