Churchill won seven consecutive races to establish him as his generation’s Champion at two and as a dual Guineas winner at three. His winning sequence featured four consecutive Gr.1 victories, the National Stakes, the Dewhurst Stakes, the 2,000 Guineas and the Irish 2,000 Guineas.
Churchill represents one of the world’s most potent nicks. Galileo has 13 Group/Graded winners from 72 foals out of daughters of STORM CAT (19%) and no fewer than nine of them are Gr.1 winners (13%).
Churchill enjoys the advantage of being free of the DANZIG blood which has been one of the other biggest contributors to Galileo’s success. Churchill looked sure to suit mares by DANEHILL and his sons and this is becoming fact, as his dual classic winner Blue Rose Cen is out of a grand-daughter of DANEHILL DANCER. He also has a Gr.3 winner out of a DANSILI mare. Gleneagles, another son of Galileo with a Storm Cat dam, already has nine Group winners out of grand-daughters of DANEHILL. Gleneagles has an impressive record with DANEHILL DANCER, with 5 SWs from 27 foals (19%), including Gr.1 winner Loving Dream and three Gr.2 winners. Galileo himself had a tremendous record with DANEHILL DANCER mares and with daughters of FASTNET ROCK (eight SWs including two Gr.1 winners).
Galileo also enjoyed Gr.1 success with daughters of EXCEED AND EXCEL, ROCK OF GIBRALTAR, HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR, DANSILI, DESERT KING and MOZART.
The GREEN DESERT branch has plenty to offer, as Churchill’s female line produced the Nunthorpe winner Jwala to OASIS DREAM. Churchill’s Gr.2-placed son Unconquerable is out of an OASIS DREAM mare and so is Gleneagles’ Gr.2 winner Baby Rider. Galileo sired Classic winners from daughters of GREEN DESERT and CAPE CROSS.
Churchill’s first 2 runners out of WAR FRONT mares include Gr.3 2YO winner Prime Art. Australia and Ulysses are other Galileo stallions with smart performers out of WAR FRONT mares.
Churchill’s 2YO Gr.3 winner Prime Art is inbred 3x3 to SADLER’S WELLS. The similarly-bred Gleneagles is another of a growing number of Galileo’s stallion sons with important winners closely inbred to SADLER’S WELLS with his Gr.1 winners Loving Dream and Highland Chief both being inbred 3x3.
Galileo enjoyed excellent results with the NUREYEV line, notably siring 12 SWs out of PIVOTAL mares. Gleneagles’ Gr.2 winner Royal Scotsman and Churchill’s Hong Kong Gr.3 winner Encountered are others with PIVOTAL as their broodmare sire. PIVOTAL sired the dam and 2nd dam of two of Churchill’s Group-placed winners and Churchill’s Gr.2-winning 2YO The Foxes has a 2nd dam by NUREYEV.
Churchill’s third dam is by INDIAN RIDGE and his speed could be reinforced by mares with more AHONOORA blood.
Churchill sired Gr.2 winner The Foxes from a DARSHAAN mare and his Gr.1 winner Blue Rose Cen has a 2nd dam by MARK OF ESTEEM. Galileo sired 11 Group winners from DARSHAAN mares.
Mares by MONSUN are a fertile source of middle-distance winners and Churchill’s first runner bred this way is the Classic-winning colt Vadeni.
Galileo sired Arc winner Waldgeist from another MONSUN mare.
Ladies Church, one of Churchill’s fastest Group winners, has a dam by RIO DE LA PLATA, a son of RAHY. Galileo has a Gr.1 winner from a BLUSHING GROOM mare, while RAINBOW QUEST sired the second dam of Frankel.
Galileo sired Gr.1 winners with KINGMAMBO mares. Gleneagles’ smart daughter Novemba has a dam by Kingmambo’s son DUBAI DESTINATION, as does Churchill’s Gr.3 winner Grand Alliance.
Two of Gleneagles’ Listed winners have 2nd dams by KING’S BEST. Galileo sired Gr.1 winners from daughters of SILVER HAWK and INTIKHAB. He also has Group winners from daughters of DYNAFORMER, KRIS S., LEAR FAN, RED RANSOM, DR FONG and SRI PEKAN.