GLENEAGLES COMPLETED A CLASSIC DOUBLE IN THE TATTERSALLS IRISH 2,000 GUINEAS
GLENEAGLES confirmed himself a miler right out of the top drawer with a gutsy win in the Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh on Saturday. The Aidan O’Brien-trained colt is the first son of Galileo to complete the Anglo-Irish 2,000 Guineas double.
Gleneagles broke well at the Curragh, but was restrained by Ryan Moore and positioned towards the rear of the field. He was short of room entering the final two furlongs, but when a gap appeared he asserted quickly and battled on strongly to see off Endless Drama.
Gleneagles looks capable of becoming the best miler of his generation. His sire Galileo is responsible for three Derby winners – Australia, New Approach and Ruler Of The World – and although capable of producing top-class milers, he is a renowned source of middle-distance runners.
Gleneagles is out of the Storm Cat mare You’resothrilling – a sister to Giant’s Causeway – whose biggest success came in the Cherry Hinton Stakes. Her first foal Marvellous landed the Irish 1,000 Guineas last year before finishing sixth behind Taghrooda in the Oaks.
Congratulations to all winning connections.