Ryan Moore impressed with Opera Singer's performance
Aidan O'Brien has shared that jockey Ryan Moore is raving about a 25-1 superstar that is quietly fancied to win the 'world's greatest race'. While Moore achieved a valiant fifth place in last weekend's Arc on St Leger hero Continuous, it was his earlier win on Opera Singer that had the jockey unusually excited.
Opera Singer's domination in Prix Marcel Boussac
Opera Singer, ridden by Moore, proved to be unstoppable as she triumphed in the Prix Marcel Boussac at Longchamp. As the 17-10 favorite, she effortlessly outpaced her rivals in the final furlong of the mile race for fillies, completing the course with a five-length lead. This victory earned a shade over £200,000 for owners Tabor, Smith, Magnier, and Westerberg.
Future prospects for Opera Singer
This spectacular win also hinted at the potential future success of Opera Singer, who is the daughter of US Triple Crown winner Justify. She showed increasing strength throughout the race, suggesting that a longer distance would pose no problem. As a result, she is now favored at 6-1 for the 1000 Guineas in May and 8-1 for the Oaks in June.
Aidan O'Brien's praise for Opera Singer
O'Brien expressed his excitement about Opera Singer's performance and what lies ahead for her. He revealed that Moore was ecstatic about her attitude and the prospects for next year. The trainer highlighted that as the filly steps up in distance, she will continue to improve and grow. O'Brien emphasized that they have always been impressed with Opera Singer and her stunning performance only reinforced their faith in her potential.
Looking ahead to the French feature
Opera Singer is currently available to back at odds of 25-1 for the prestigious French feature. While this may appear risky now, it could prove to be a shrewd bet in a year's time, considering the filly's undeniable talent and the confidence she has inspired in her jockey and trainer.
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