Luxembourg Wins Top Class Renewal Of Tattersalls Gold Cup
Luxembourg (4c Camelot - Attire, by Danehill Dancer) demonstrated his class and versatility when coming out on top in a top-class renewal of the Group 1 Tattersalls Gold Cup.
Aidan O’Brien’s charge made all of the running for the first time on Sunday, with Ryan Moore asking his mount to quicken three furlongs from home. Ridden approaching the final furlong, the son of Camelot dug deep to maintain his advantage and prevailed by half a length on the line, with the front pair finishing six lengths clear of their rivals.
“He is a very serious horse,” Aidan O’Brien said after the race. “He is tough and has loads of class. He has done very well from three to four and is the perfect athlete.”
Sunday marked a 400th Group 1 win for O’Brien, who also extended his winning-most record in the race to ten. The Ballydoyle maestro was quick to push praise on Ryan Moore’s ride, describing it as “a masterclass.”
The lightly-raced Luxembourg has now won six of his nine career starts, with three of those victories coming at the highest level and another two at Group level. His yearling price of 150,000gns now looks a bargain buy by MV Magnier, who also purchased Luxembroug’s full-brother Hiawatha (Camelot); a Group-placed juvenile last season. The pair are owned by Coolmore partners with Westerberg and were bred by BV Sangster out of the Danehill Dancer mare Attire.