A pair of exciting three-year-olds trained by Aidan O’Brien completed a G3 double for Galileo at the Curragh on Sunday.
Found (3f Galileo-Red Evie, by Intikhab), last season’s G1 Prix Marcel Boussac heroine, is set to return to Longchamp in October for the G1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe after easily winning the G3 Kilfrush Stud Royal Whip Stakes (pictured).
“She quickens very well,” said O’Brien. “You’d have to be very happy with that. Jim (Bolger)’s horse (Answered) is very solid and took her a good gallop. I was worried she might get a bit tired running first time after a break. She didn’t obviously and Seamus (Heffernan) was very happy.
“The plan was to come here and then have a look at the G1 Prix Vermeille or G1 Irish Champion Stakes with an eye on the Arc. That was always the plan and we didn’t want to stretch her in distance until after Ascot and try to give her as easy a time as we could.
“She’s by Galileo and out of a good miler and we always hoped that she’d get a mile and a half. You never know but she got a mile and a quarter well today.”
Later on the card, O’Brien sent out Order Of St George (3c Galileo-Another Storm, by Gone West) to run away with the G3 Palmerstown House Estate Irish St Leger Trial. The $550,000 yearling purchase holds an entry in the G1 St Leger at Doncaster.