Legatissimo (right): Guineas winner will not race again
PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)
LEGATISSIMO will not, as planned run at four and has been retired after suffering a setback, trainer David Wachman announced a year on from her superb 1,000 Guineas triumph.
Coolmore’s daughter of Danehill Dancer followed on from that Newmarket success 12 months ago to be beaten a short-head in the Oaks by Qualify.
She was again turned over by a short head in the Group 1 Pretty Polly at the Curragh but added two more top-level successes last year in the form of the Nassau at Goodwood and Matron at Leopardstown. She completed her career at the track by finishing second in the Breeders’ Cup Filly Mare Turf.
Wachman said: “There was an intention she’d stay on but she has been retired. She could have won five Group 1s and she was a wonderful filly, especially from a mile to 1m2f. She will be hard to replace.
“I’d imagine she can make a fine broodmare, even if it’s a different ball game. She was very straightforward to train – a pleasure to train, with size, scope and everything you’d want.”
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