Seeing the ever polite and dignified trainer Aidan O'Brien being interviewed in the winners' enclosure tells you that the flat season has well and truly begun.
The brains of Ballydoyle racing stables in Tipperary trained the winners of both the 2000 and 1000 Guineas at the weekend. I tipped and backed the first, Magna Grecia, but I only gave a good mention to the winning filly on Sunday, Hermosa. She'd previously been beaten by stablemate Iridessa but this time nothing was about to stop Hermosa (meaning beautiful in Spanish) from landing the 1000 Guineas by a length from . . .
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