Galileo filly Scintillula takes G3 Meld Stakes

Galileo conformation

G1 Irish Oaks fourth Scintillula (3f Galileo-Scribonia, by Danehill) became Galileo’s latest Group winner at Leopardstown on Thursday night when capturing the G3 Jockey Club of Turkey Meld Stakes.

Reappearing just five days after her Classic effort, when beaten under a length behind the winner Chicquita (3f Montjeu-Prudenzia, by Dansili), Scintillula carried Kirsten Rausing’s colours to victory in the Meld Stakes.

She was leading home a 1-2 for Galileo when beating Mars (3c Galileo-Massarra, by Danehill), also bred out of a Danehill mare, by two and a half lengths.

“She has come right now and she is hardy. In the spring time she wasn’t right but we got a foundation into her and it stood to her,” said trainer Jim Bolger, who also bred the filly. “I felt had we made the running on Saturday we might have got a different result.

“The ground was a concern beforehand but I was happy with the way she picked up on it. We will look at the G3 Give Thanks Stakes for her now in Cork.”

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