Oaks heroine Tuesday motored home in Saturday's Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf to continue a dream meeting for trainer Aidan O'Brien and jockey Ryan Moore.

They combined to win the two main juvenile turf prizes on Friday with Meditate and Victoria Road and were in the spotlight again thanks to the daughter of Galileo, who picked up powerfully down the straight.

The front-running In Italian was second, one place ahead of Lady Speightspeare, but there was no joy for British raider Nashwa, fourth under Hollie Doyle.

Beautifully bred by the Coolmore partners who own her, Tuesday ran once at two before winning a Naas maiden and finishing third in the 1,000 Guineas in the spring.

She stepped up on that to capture the Oaks at Epsom, but might not have got the credit she deserved for that Classic success after the headlines were hogged by Frankie Dettori and his slow start on favourite Emily Upjohn.

Subsequently beaten - but not disgraced - in the Irish Oaks, Yorkshire Oaks, Prix Vermeille and Prix de l'Opera, the three-year-old was right back to form in the hands of Moore, a Filly & Mare Turf winner on Dank in 2013.

He said: "It was very straightforward. The pace was strong and even and she was in a good rhythm. I was always confident and she quickened up really well.

"She won the Oaks and I thought she was going to go on a really long run, but it didn't happen. 

"Aidan had her in an unbelievable place today and the horses have been magnificent this weekend - they have all year - and this filly has bounced back."

O'Brien, given his dominance of major races right around the globe, was, perhaps surprisingly, adding his name to the race's honours board.

Friday's victories in the Juvenile Turf and Juvenile Fillies Turf and Tuesday's triumph meant three winners at a Breeders' Cup weekend for the master trainer, which is something he had never done.

"It's incredible for everyone and I'm so delighted for the boys [the Coolmore partners] and everyone else involved," he said.

"There are so many people who get involved to make this happen."

Of the sister to Minding, another star for connections, he said: "She's a filly who won her Oaks when she was barely three [she was born that day in 2019] and we were conscious of that so we let her dally through the rest of the year, but we had our eye on this race.

"She's an amazing filly with an unbelievable pedigree as well; Ryan gave her a stunning ride."

Asked what such a productive meeting meant to him, he added: "This a very special place - it's the top of the world. All the horses from around the world meet here and it's the best racing - the most competitive.

"No-one gives an inch and each race means so much. Only the very special ones make it here and we're privileged to have so many of those types of horses - it's hard to believe. The horses have been well through the year and sometimes horses can arrive for you and they have this week."

Nashwa, third to Tuesday in the Oaks but then a top-level winner in the Prix de Diane and Nassau, did not arrive as her team might have anticipated.

"She obviously just missed the break a little bit, which you can't do round here, not over a mile and one and a half furlongs on fast ground with a tailwind," said John Gosden, who trains the Frankel filly with son Thady.

"And then she's a little bit pinned down inside and it's quite claustrophobic in there. She managed in the end to get out but the race was slightly over. It was sort of lost in the first half a furlong but I liked the way she was running on well to be fourth''.

 

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