Aidan O’Brien favourites beaten at Saint-Cloud as Thunder Snow shows his class

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Aidan O’Brien’s chances of setting a record for the number of Group/Grade One races won by a trainer in the same year, were dealt a blow at Saint-Cloud on Sunday after he drew a blank in the two top-flight juvenile contests. The Ballydoyle handler has sent out 21 winners at the highest level this year and is only four behind the record of 25, set by the American trainer Bobby Frankel,

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