Decorated Knight (Galileo)

Decorated Knight is G1 winner in Dubai for mighty Galileo

Galileo added a new G1 winner to his amazing record at Meydan on Saturday night when Andrea Atzeni steered Decorated Knight (5h Galileo-Pearling, by Storm Cat) to win the G1 Jebel Hatta Sponsored by Emirates Airline. The winner, home-bred by Saleh Al Homaizi and Imad Al Sagar and trained by Roger Charlton, came with a decisive late run to win the $300,000 event. The G1 Dubai Turf back at Meydan on World Cup night is the likely next stop. “He is a progressive horse who improved last season and has continued to do so,” said Atzeni. “He could have run in the Winter Derby last week but is already a Group 3 winner so it made sense to come here. “The pace was not quick which did not suit him but he has a good turn of foot and stays further so I was always pretty hopeful. He should be spot on in three weeks for the Dubai Turf.”

Decorated Knight is out of Pearling, a sister to the great Giant’s Causeway.