The 1000 Guineas heroine for Aidan O’Brien this season, Mother Earth got off to the perfect start to life as a 3 year old to snatch classic success on seasonal return.
She gained plenty of experience as a 2 year old and managed to take group 3 honours, her season culminating in an outstanding effort to be 2nd at the Breeder’s Cup.
Despite winning a classic this season she went off the boil subsequently and had to settle for a string of placed efforts. She was running with credit but was bumping into one or two rivals who had her number on the day.
This was until she was last seen at Deauville where she got back into the winner’s enclosure with a game effort to repel Sagamiyra and Speak Of The Devil in a tight finish.
She sets a strong standard at the top of the market but did go through a barren spell across the summer.