January 20, 2015
Last year’s brilliant G1 Derby hero Australia (4c Galileo-Ouija Board, by Cape Cross) has been officially recognised for his outstanding…View Article
A branch of the Northern Dancer line which has enjoyed repeated classic success with Galileo is the one represented by STORM CAT. Galileo now has ten Group/Graded winners from 54 foals out of daughters of STORM CAT (19 per cent) and no fewer than eight of them – Churchill, Gleneagles, Ballydoyle, Misty For Me, Marvellous, Decorated Knight, Happily and Clemmie – are Gr.1 winners (15%). Galileo also sired the classic-winning Seventh Heaven from a mare by Storm Cat’s grandson JOHANNESBURG. Teofilo, another champion son of Galileo, sired a Gr.1 winner from a daughter of GIANTS CAUSEWAY. As Marvellous and Gleneagles are out of a sister to GIANT’S CAUSEWAY, this is an avenue well worth exploring.
The great DANZIG appears in his pedigree via Cape Cross, who had the fine record of siring 20% stakes winners with daughters of DANEHILL. First-crop yearlings by Australia with second dams by DANEHILL sold for 500,000gns and 400,000gns. This confirms that DANEHILL mares surely have a lot to offer Australia. Galileo’s nearly 30 northern hemisphere Group winners out of DANEHILL mares feature the brilliant Frankel, Teofilo, Highland Reel, Intello, Golden Lilac, Cima de Triomphe and Roderic O’Connor. Four sons of Galileo already have stakes winners out of DANEHILL mares. Galileo’s achievements with mares by DANEHILL DANCER are rivalling his record with DANEHILL mares, as he has sired ten Group winners headed by Minding, The Gurkha and Alice Springs. There are also Gr.1 winners out of mares by ROCK OF GIBRALTAR, HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR and MOZART. The numerous good daughters of DANSILI could also bring out the best in Australia, as Galileo sired the Derby second Cliffs of Moher from one. Galileo has also sired the dual classic winner Winter from a CHOISIR mare.
Galileo has an excellent record with ANABAA mares, siring Capri and Lush Lashes, and Teofilo has made a promising start with them.
Although Australia is out of a brilliant daughter of Cape Cross, this doesn’t rule out mares by the other high-class stallion sons of GREEN DESERT. For example, daughters of INVINCIBLE SPIRIT and OASIS DREAM create just 4 x 3 to GREEN DESERT. Daughters of GREEN DESERT have produced 14% Group winners to Galileo, including the Oaks winner Was. Teofilo has Group winners from a daughter and a grand-daughter of GREEN DESERT.
The CHIEF’S CROWN branch is interesting. Teofilo sired the classic winners Voleuse de Coeurs and Trading Leather from mares by GRAND LODGE and his son SINNDAR.
Another son of Galileo sired the brilliant Enable from a SADLER’S WELLS mare and Teofilo sired the Dewhurst Stakes winner Parish Hall from a MONTJEU mare. This opens the door to close inbreeding to SADLER’S WELLS. Another son of Galileo has Gr.2 and Gr.3 2yo winners inbred 3×4 and 3×3 to SADLER’S WELLS, the dams being by TOBOUGG and REFUSE TO BEND. Galileo’s Gr.1 winner Red Rocks has a second dam by Sadler’s Wells’ brother FAIRY KING.
Galileo also has excellent results with the NUREYEV line, including siring seven Group winners headed by Gr.1 winners Rhododendron, Hydrangea and The United States from only 29 foals out of PIVOTAL mares (19 per cent). Frankel is also shaping up well with PIVOTAL mares, notably siring the high-class Cracksman. New Approach sired the Oaks winner Talent from a PEINTRE CELEBRE mare. Galileo also has Gr.1 winners out of daughters of THEATRICAL and STRAVINSKY.
Australia should be a natural for the MILL REEF line. Galileo sired Gr.1 winners from three generations of descendants from Mill Reef. Altogether Galileo has ten Group winners and ten Listed winners out of DARSHAAN mares and this equates to 15% stakes winners. He also has 23% stakes winners with Darshaan’s son MARK OF ESTEEM. DARSHAAN mares produced the Gr.3 winner Toulifaut to Frankel, plus the Derby second Libertarian to New Approach.
Galileo is excelling with the ROBERTO line, notably siring Nathaniel, Great Heavens and Seville from daughters of SILVER HAWK. He has 45% stakes winners from 11 foals out of SILVER HAWK mares. He has also sired Group winners from daughters of DYNAFORMER, KRIS S., LEAR FAN, RED RANSOM, DR FONG, SRI PEKAN and INTIKHAB. His partnership with INTIKHAB is proving tremendously effective, with four Group winners from nine foals, including outstanding Arc winner Found.
Galileo sired the Gr.1 winner Galikova from a BLUSHING GROOM mare, while RAINBOW QUEST sired the dam of Teofilo’s Gr.1 winner Quest For More and the second dams of Frankel, Noble Mission and Curvy; ARAZI sired the second dam of Lush Lashes and RAHY sired the second dams of Marvellous, Gleneagles and Deauville. New Approach’s Oaks winner Talent also has a second dam by RAINBOW QUEST. Frankel and Teofilo have both sired Gr.2 winners from daughters of RAHY and a GROOM DANCER mare produced another Gr.2 winner to Teofilo.
Galileo has numerous big winners inbred to MR PROSPECTOR. His high-class daughters Ballydoyle, Misty For Me and Tapestry have second dams by MR PROSPECTOR. His top-class colts Ulysses and Ruler Of The World have dams by KINGMAMBO, while Red Rocks is out of a MACHIAVELLIAN mare and Order of St George has a dam by GONE WEST. Other sons of Galileo have Group winners with dams by KINGMAMBO, MACHIAVELLIAN, WOODMAN, DUBAI DESTINATION, VETTORI, OBSERVATORY, ZAFONIC, THUNDER GULCH and DUBAWI. The KINGMAMBO branch is particularly recommended.
AUSTRALIA will benefit from mares with AHONOORA blood. New Approach and Was respectively have a dam and a second dam by this top sprinter. Galileo also has three Group winners, including a classic winner, from mares by INDIAN RIDGE, and he sired the Gr.1 winner Curvy from an INCHINOR mare.
Two other sons of Galileo have sired Group winners from ACCLAMATION mares.
Galileo’s foals out of BERING mares include At First Sight and Treasure Beach has a second dam by Bering. His foals out of mares by Bering’s son PENNEKAMP included Gr.1 winners Together and Lily of the Valley.
The SHARPEN UP line is another guaranteed to suit Australia, as it has produced a classic winner to his sire Galileo and has enjoyed plenty of success with several other sons of Sadler’s Wells.
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