Galileo fillies bid for glory at the Curragh
Galileo fillies bid for glory at the Curragh By Chris Hill 6:46PM 19 AUG 2016
AIDAN O'BRIEN has three representatives by Galileo entered in the 1m fillies maiden (1.40pm) at the Curragh on Saturday, a race the champion trainer won with the top-class filly Found back in 2014.
Wild Irish Rose is the only one of the three not to have raced previously and is a half-sister to six winners including Australian 1m4½f Group 3 scorer Ruscello, a son of Cape Cross.
Wild Irish Rose is out of the placed Royal Academy mare Sea Picture, a half-sister to Yorkshire Oaks victress Hellenic who is the dam of Group/Grade 1 winners Islington, Greek Dance and Mountain High, Wild Irish Rose.
She also shares her page with Melbourne Cup hero Fiorente.
The twice-raced Bound is the third foal by Galileo produced by 2010 Oaks runner-up Remember When, a Danehill Dancer three-parts sister to six-time Group 1 hero Dylan Thomas and 2012 1,000 Guineas winner Homecoming Queen.
Additionally, Remember When is a half-sister to the Cheveley Park Stakes victress Queen's Logic, the dam of dual Group 2 winner Lady Of The Desert who foaled Thursday's Lowther Stakes heroine Queen Kindly.
Remarkably, it was a third Lowther to be won by the close family as both Queen's Logic and Lady Of The Desert were previous winners of the York Group 2.
Remember When's two previous foals have been successful at Group level with Bound being a sister to 1m1f Group 2 scorer Wedding Vow and 1m2f Group 3 Gallinule Stakes winner Beacon Rock.
The third O'Brien runner is Key To My Heart, the second top lot at last year's Tattersalls October Yearling Sale when purchased by MV Magnier for 1,300,000gns.
Bred by Triermore Stud, she is the second foal produced by the Grade 1 Frizette Stakes heroine A Z Warrior, making her a sister to Cole Porter, who won a 1m4f Leopardstown maiden earlier this season.
Another regally bred contender is the Darley homebred Bean Feasa, a daughter of Dubawi who finished runner-up to subsequent Coventry Stakes third Psychedelic Funk on her debut over 6f at Naas.
Out of the Danehill mare Speirbhean, winner of the 2001 Derrinstown Stud 1000 Guineas Trial, the Jim Bolger-trained filly is a half-sister to Teofilo, the champion European two-year-old in 2006 after top-level victories in the Dewhurst Stakes and National Stakes, 1m2f winner Senora Galilei and 7f scorer Teo's Sister.
Well-related juveniles aiming to score at Bath
The opening 1m5f maiden at Bath features a couple of siblings to Classic winners attempting to register a first success at 5.10pm.
Crystal Path, a daughter of High Chaparral, is making her racecourse debut for trainer Brian Meehan and owner Mrs Ben Sangster.
Bred by Ben Sangster out of the 6f Listed Rose Bowl Stakes winner Crystal Crossing, a daughter of Royal Academy, Crystal Path is a half-sister to the Kingmambo colt Rule Of Law, who was crowned champion European three-year-old stayer in 2004 following victories in the St Leger and Great Voltigeur Stakes, having also been runner-up in the Derby.
Herself a sister to the 7f Group 3 Prestige Stakes victress Circle Of Gold, Crystal Crossing has produced five winners to date with Crystal Path also being a half-sister to the US Grade 2 runner-up Dame Marie and 7½f Listed Fairy Bridge Stakes third Totally Devoted.
The Lady Bamford homebred Satish has twice finished fourth for John Gosden from three starts, but the three-year-old gelding certainly has the pedigree to succeed at the highest level being closely related to some of the owner-breeder's most successful performers.
A son of Dansili out of the Muhtarram mare Maycocks Bay, winner of the 1m6f Listed Silver Cup Rated Handicap Stakes, Satish is a half-brother to three winners including the 2009 champion European three-year-old filly Sariska, who was victorious in the Oaks and Irish Oaks.
Satish is also a half-brother to 1m6f Listed scorer Gull Wing, dam of Group 2 King Edward VII Stakes winner Eagle Top, Group 2 Park Hill Stakes victress The Lark and this season's Group 2 Dante Stakes hero Wings Of Desire.