Smart Newcomers Complete Double For Gleneagles
Two newcomers by Gleneagles made successful starts to their race careers on Saturday, beginning with Piecederesistance (2c Gleneagles - Positive Step, by Footstepsinthesand) winning a mile maiden at Saint-Cloud.
Ridden by Pierre-Charles Budot, the Andre Fabre-trained colt took the lead in the early stages and was shaken up two furlongs from home. Staying on well, he justified favoritism by a length and a quarter.
Owned by Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith and Mrs John Magnier, the €80,000 foal purchase was bred by Highpark Bloodstock.
Later that day at Gowran Park, the Willie McCreery-trained Insinuendo (3f Gleneagles - Obama Rule, by Danehill Dancer) ran out a comfortable winner of the fillies maiden over nine and a half furlongs.
Positioned in midfield by Billy Lee, the bay made good headway from over two furlongs out and led approaching the final furlong. Pushed out to the line, she recorded a winning margin of two and a half lengths.
The winning trainer later commented, “She’s a smashing big filly and I’m delighted for Michael as it’s my first winner for him. Billy gave her a lovely ride. The ground is lovely there today and they should both progress from that.”
Bought by her trainer as a yearling for €110,000, Insinuendo was bred by Mountarmstrong Stud out of Group 3 winner Obama Rule (Danehill Dancer). Her two-year-old full-brother The Orient was bought by MV Magnier last year and holds an entry in the Epsom Derby.