Another Group 1 for Galileo with Waldgeist
Galileo: sire of three Group 1-winning two-year-olds in 2016
PICTURE: Peter Mooney Another Group 1 for Galileo with Waldgeist
By James Thomas 8:00PM 30 OCT 2016
WALDGEIST became the latest in an ever-growing list of Group 1 winners to be sired by Coolmore's supersire Galileo when running out a gutsy winner of the Criterium de Saint-Cloud on Sunday.
The Andre Fabre-trained colt had to overcome interference in his run but when push came to shove he found enough for pressure to draw away from runner-up Best Solution by a length and the land the top-level prize for his owners Gestut Ammerland, Newsells Park Stud and Mrs John Magnier.
Waldgeist is the first foal out of Waldlerche, a Group 3-winning daughter of Monsun whose half-siblings include St Leger winner Masked Marvel and the Listed winner Waldnah.
Waldlerche was bred by Newsells Park and was sold to Crispin de Moubray for €100,000 at the 2010 renewal of the Arqana August Sale.
Even by his own high standards Galileo has enjoyed a phenomenal 2016 campaign, having amassed almost three times more European prize-money than his nearest pursuer, Dubawi.
In winning the Criterium de Saint-Cloud Waldgeist became Galileo's third top-level two-year-old winner in 2016, after Dewhurst hero Churchill and Fillies' Mile scorer Rhododendron.
After the race Waldgeist earned quotes of 16-1 for the 2017 Derby, and given his run style and pedigree he looks to have plenty in his favour with regards the demands of 1m4f around Epsom in early June.
NAP of the Day
|Date||Time / Course||Silk||Selection||Price|
|£10 Win Single Pays £21.00 with Bet365|
|23 Aug 2017||19:30 Worcester||Cliffside Park|