Uncle Mo’s Galilean Wins Again in California Dreamin’
It was a second straight victory on Sunday at Del Mar for Galilean (4c Uncle Mo x Fresia, by El Prado) when the colt was an easy winner of the California Dreamin’ Stakes.
Confidently handled in his turf debut over 1 1/16 miles, Galilean was happy to settle on the rail a few lengths behind the pacesetter early on. Jockey Flavien Prat looked to be supremely confident in his mount when barely moving a muscle as Galilean made up ground to position himself just behind the leaders as they raced around the far turn.
At the top of the stretch a hole opened in front of the colt and he took full advantage to make his challenge. It didn’t take long for Galilean to fly to the front under an easy ride in the final sixteenth. In the end, Galilean crossed the line half a length in front for his fifth stakes victory in 10 starts.
Trained by John Sadler for West Point Thoroughbreds, Denise Barker, William Sandbrook, and the Coolmore partners, Galilean also finished third in last year’s Grade II Rebel Stakes.
A $600,000 Barretts 2-Year-Old graduate when purchased by West Point Thoroughbreds from Eddie Woods’ consignment, Galilean was bred by Bar C Racing Stables.
A grandson of Listed-placed Fleet OF Foot, Galilean’s dam is a half-sister to Grade III winner His Race To Win and the dam of Grade I winner and Canadian champion El Tormenta. A colt who has champion Classy ‘N Smart as his fourth dam, Galilean also hails from the family of Canadian Horse of the Year Dance Smartly and Grade I winners Moreno and Dancethruthedawn.
Galilean is one of 58 stakes winners for top young sire Uncle Mo, whose eight 2020 stakes winners include Kentucky Derby hopefuls Modernist, King Guillermo, and Uncle Chuck.