First Winner For Unbeaten Juvenile Kingston Hill
Racing over six furlongs, the grey broke well under Antonio Fresu and chased a brisk pace set by the Alduino Botti-trained favourite Cool And Dry. Quickening when others dropped away, he asserted in the final furlong and rallied bravely to hold off the battling favourite by half a length, with a further three lengths back to the third horse.
Owned by Scuderia Orizzonte Verde, Galador was bred by Al Mohamediya Breeding and is a grandson of Marzelline, a Listed winner and second in the Grade 1 Santa Maria Handicap.
Kingston Hill also boasts a fine pedigree, the son of Mastercraftsman being bred out of Group 3 winner Audacieuse, herself a Rainbow Quest half-sister to Acomb Stakes winner New Greenfield. Dual Group 1 winner Danseuse Du Soir features further down the page.
Kingston Hill was unbeaten at two, graduating from winning a maiden, to winning a Group 3 and ending the season on a high in the Racing Post Trophy, which he won by four and a half lengths. He chased home Australia in the Epsom Derby the following season and landed the second Group 1 of his career when winning the British St. Leger.
He commands €5,000 at Castlehyde Stud this season.