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AIDAN O’BRIEN: Ballydoyle maintain fine Classic record at Chantilly

Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien’s Classic domination across Europe continued on Sunday afternoon

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2G3Y8G3 Trainer Aidan O'Brien walks out to check the ground during day four of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. Picture date: Friday June 18, 2021.

Joan Of Arc’s Prix de Diane victory on Sunday afternoon gave Aidan O’Brien his first win in the French Oaks and meant Ballydoyle have won all but four of the English, Irish and French Classics in 2021.

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Ioritz Mendizabal, who partnered last season’s Dewhurst hero St Mark’s Basilica to glory in both the French 2,000 Guineas and Derby, was aboard the Galileo filly in the Group 1 on the outskirts of Paris this weekend.

WATCH: JOAN OF ARC GIVES AIDAN O’BRIEN HIS FIRST TASTE OF FRENCH OAKS SUCCESS AT CHANTILLY [CREDIT: AT THE RACES]

Her win means her handler has won six of the opening ten Classics across England, Ireland and France so far this season, only being denied in the English 2,000 Guineas, French 1,000 Guineas, Irish 2,000 Guineas and the English Derby, respectively.

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Aidan O’Brien has dominated the European Classics in 2021, winning 60% of this year’s renewals so far

Recently at the Downs, Snowfall was an impressive winner of the Oaks as the Irish yard’s stronghold on the three-year-old showpiece’s for fillies was maintained in exceptional fashion.

WATCH: SNOWFALL HAS WON HER LAST TWO STARTS AND IS ONE OF TWO AIDAN O’BRIEN CONTENDERS AT THE HEAD OF THE MARKET FOR THE ARC IN OCTOBER [CREDIT: RACING TV]

But his star female equine star remains at the summit of the betting for this year’s Prix De L’arc De Triomphe.

Love ran out a battling successor of the Princes Of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot last week and shades her fellow Classic winning counterpart with bookmakers ahead of the Paris Longchamp contest.

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Love is the current favourite for the Prix De L’arc De Triomphe later this year

Tarnawa, Wonderful Tonight, Mishriff and Adayar are the remaining prominent figures in the market in the aftermath of Royal Ascot.

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