Roger Charlton sent out the favourite in what looked a wide-open renewal, with his Frankel filly, Quadrilateral, making her way to the head of the market following a win in the Fillies Mile over this course and distance during her juvenile campaign. Next in line came the Irish duo of Cheveley Park Stakes winner, Millisle, and Love, who had finished third to Quadrilateral in the Fillies Mile, and was the sole entry from the powerful Aidan O’Brien operation.
Others fancied to go well included Mark Johnston’s Cheveley Park Stakes runner-up, Raffle Prize. Richard Hannon’s Cloak Of Spirits, who boasted solid form at the track, was also clearly in the running, and Boomer from the yard of Tom Dascombe, was another to have run with credit in the Fillies Mile.
- 1st – Love 4/1, Jockey: Ryan Moore, Trainer: Aidan O’Brien
- 2nd – Cloak Of Spirits 12/1, Jockey: Andrea Atzeni, Trainer: Richard Hannon
- 3rd – Quadrilateral 11/4F, Jockey: Jason Watson, Trainer: Roger Charlton
Prize Money Breakdown
- 1st – £141,775
- 2nd – £53,750
- 3rd – £26,900
- 4th – £13,400
- 5th – £6,725
- 6th – £3,375
Tote and Forecast Payouts
- Tote Win – £5.30
- Tote Places – 1st – £2, 2nd – £4.10. 3rd – £1.10
- Exacta – £59.30
- Computer Straight Forecast (CSF) – £45.82
- Trifecta – £306.20
- Tricast – £157.26
With 15 going to post, many wondered if the field would split, but in the end, they all opted to come down the middle. Cloak Of Spirits and favourite Quadrilateral were the first to make it to the front – the first by design, and the latter seemingly against the wishes of her rider – with Quadrilateral pulling Jason Watson’s arms out in the opening exchanges. Rose Of Kildare settled nicely just off the lead, whilst Ryan Moore ensured a clear passage for Love on the outside of the main group.
Going into the dip, Cloak Of Spirits still had the lead, but Quadrilateral, Under The Stars, Final Song, and Love, all began to be asked for more by their riders. Final Song briefly headed Cloak Of Spirits, only to be repelled again in the final furlong, whilst Quadrilateral could only stay on all too late, to deny Final Song for third. However, away from that trio, it was Love who was finishing by far the best to sweep right on by for an impressive 4¼l success.
That meant back-to-back 1000 Guineas successes for Aidan O’Brien following the victory of Hermosa in 2019, and a fifth win in the race overall. It was also 1000 Guineas number three for Ryan Moore, following his victories aboard the O’Brien duo of Homecoming Queen (2012) and Minding (2016).
- 1. Boomer – SP: 18/1, Trainer: Tom Dascombe, Jockey: Richard Kingscote
- 2. Cloak Of Spirits – SP: 12/1, Trainer: Richard Hannon, Jockey: Andrea Atzeni
- 3. Final Song – SP: 100/1, Trainer: Saeed bin Suroor, Jockey: Pat Cosgrave
- 4. Graceful Magic – SP: 200/1, Trainer: Eve Johnston Houghton, Jockey: Charles Bishop
- 5. Les Hogues – SP: 66/1, Trainer: George Baker, Jockey: Cieren Fallon
- 6. Love – SP: 4/1, Trainer: Ryan Moore, Jockey: Aidan O’Brien
- 7. Millisle – SP: 4/1, Trainer: Mrs John Harrington, Jockey: Oisin Murphy
- 8. Quadrilateral – SP: 11/4F, Trainer: Roger Charlton, Jockey: Jason Watson
- 9. Raffle Prize – SP: 9/2, Trainer: Mark Johnston, Jockey: Mickael Barzalona
- 10. Romsey – SP: 200/1, Trainer: Hughie Morrison, Jockey: Tom Marquand
- 11. Rose Of Kildare – SP: 33/1, Trainer: Mark Johnston, Jockey: Joe Fanning
- 12. Shimmering – SP: 22/1, Trainer: John Gosden, Jockey: Frankie Dettori
- 13. Summer Romance – SP: 22/1, Trainer: Charlie Appleby, Jockey: William Buick
- 14. Under The Stars – SP: 33/1, Trainer: James Tate, Jockey: P J McDonald
- 15. Yes Always – SP: 66/1, Trainer: Karl Burke, Jockey: Ben Curtis