A day after the G1 Irish Derby victory of Capri (3c Galileo-Dialafara, by Anabaa), Galileo was again to the fore at the Curragh on Sunday.
There have been few more impressive juvenile fillies this season than Churchill’s full-sister Clemmie (2f Galileo-Meow, by Storm Cat) who came home two and three-quarter lengths clear of Butterscotch (2f Galileo-Lesson In Humility, by Mujadil) in the G3 Grangecon Stud Stakes.
“She’s lovely. We’re going to give her a little bit of time now and then maybe step up to seven in the Debutante,” said winning trainer Aidan O’Brien “You’d be delighted with that. She’s coming together lovely, slowly slowly. You’d imagine being by Galileo she’ll step up to seven and she’ll probably even get a mile
“It’s five or six weeks to the G2 Debutante Stakes (August 20th) and that’s what we’ll have a look at with her. It works with the G1 Moyglare Stud Stakes in mind.”
On a great day for Galileo, Johannes Vermeer (4c Galileo-Inca Princess, by Holy Roman Emperor) took the G3 International Stakes while two-year-old Gustav Klimt (2c Galileo-Massarra, by Danehill) looked an exciting prospect when a facile maiden winner.