Van Dyck is juvenile Group winner for Galileo
Galileo colt Anthony Van Dyck (2c Galileo-Believe’N’Succeed, by Exceed And Excel) looked a future Classic prospect when seeing off some classy rivals to win the G3 Tyros Stakes at Leopardstown on Thursday night.
The Aidan O’Brien-trained colt hit the front a furlong out and powered clear to win by four and three-quarter lengths.
"You'd be delighted with that. We always thought he was a horse that was going to get a mile well, and he did in Killarney, and when you see him doing that he's obviously a smart colt," said O’Brien.
"Ryan (Moore) said to the lads that he felt like a very nice horse. We were happy to make it if we had to. It was decisive enough in the end.
"We thought that he would stay very well but looking at him there he doesn't have to go back to a mile. We were very happy and I'd say he'll probably go for something like the Futurity and then the G1 National Stakes.”