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Opportunities to own a son of the World-famous GALILEO, do not come around very often, especially these days, given his sad demise in 2021.
Recommended to us by ace Bloodstock agent Sam Haggas who works closely with George Boughey, at sourcing Horses In Training purchases, we felt his impressive debut left us with the impression that is a horse with a real future, especially in classy Saturday & Festival handicaps. Possibly not destined for Group 1 or Group 2 honours, so he was one to move on, for the top Westerberg ownership team who primarily share their horses with the Ballydoyle battalions.
Watch his profile video, here:
He made a very promising start to his racing career, finishing 3rd (probably should have finished 2nd) on debut, putting in a Timeform 83p. What we felt was especially of note from the race was that it was ludicrously slowly run early on, with a 120% closing sectional, which is almost unheard of. This means they’ve literally sprinted for home from the 3f pole meaning any horse positioned where BOLDLY was, had no chance of featuring in the finish, let alone in winning race, unless he’s wildly better than the whole field, lengths and lengths and lengths better, we’d suggest. He’s put in a phenomenal run to almost pinch 2nd place. You can watch the race replay, here: https://www.attheraces.com/racecard/Newcastle/02-May-2023/1900
Up in trip and with only a small amount of improvement he’s destined for a very exciting career ahead, which could easily result in a lucrative Flat and/or jumps career or being sold abroad to race for example in Australia. Young middle distance and staying horses rated in the 80’s and 90’s over here, sell for anything between £150,000 to £500,00 to race down under, so the 68,000gns we’ve stretched to, to buy him out of the John and Thady Gosden yard, could look a bargain in a few runs’ time!
We hope to have plenty of fun, finding out, in the capable hands of George Boughey.
Video update from George post sale:
Feasibly well handicapped now and threatens to stay all day. We’ve eked out upping him in trip, but he’s suggesting he’ll stay further still. He can contest all those staying handicaps at festivals in 2024 and being a middle distance/staying horse, he could easily be worth a bonnie penny, or two, to sell abroad, or to the jumps fraternity at some point in the next 12 months or so.
Racing Update (23rd Faebruary): George is prepping him for the turf season and says: "He has resumed training following a short break and looks in great shape. He has done very well physically, and I hope we can see some improvement this year. This video (shown below), is his first serious piece back over 6f just to get him back into the swing of things. We've got a race at Doncaster on the Sunday of the first weekend of the turf season in mind for him." Timeform rated 84. His race entries/declarations, will show on this page.
On the gallops (February 23rd):