sport news Hermosa secures Guineas double with dominant display at the Curragh 

Hermosa secures Guineas double with dominant display at the Curragh Hermosa became fourth filly to complete the English-Irish 1,000 Guineas double The Aidan O'Brien-trained filly joined Attraction, Finsceal Beo and Winter  The Ryan Moore-ridden 5-2 favourite beat Pretty Pollyana by four lengths 

By Marcus Townend for the Daily Mail

Published: 21:42 BST, 26 May 2019 | Updated: 21:43 BST, 26 May 2019

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Hermosa has her sights set on the mile-and-a quarter French Oaks after becoming the fourth filly to complete the English-Irish 1,000 Guineas double at the Curragh on Sunday.

The Aidan O'Brien-trained filly joined Attraction (2004), Finsceal Beo (2007) and Winter (2017) in winning the first fillies Classics of the season either side of the Irish Sea.

The four-length win for the Ryan Moore-ridden 5-2 favourite from Michael Bell's Pretty Pollyanna was far more emphatic than her length success at Newmarket at the start of the month.

Hermosa completed the English-Irish 1,000 Guineas double at the Curragh on Sunday

Hermosa completed the English-Irish 1,000 Guineas double at the Curragh on Sunday

The success of the front-running daughter of Galileo justified O'Brien's decision to targetSunday's race rather than Friday's mile-and-a-half Investec Oaks at Epsom.

However, the stamina Hermosa once again showed in winning the mile race means she is likely to be tested over the Oaks distance later in the

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