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Galileo provides early fireworks at Tattersalls

THE second day of Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Sale got off to a flying start when John Gosden went to 210,000gns to secure only the third lot in the ring, a Galileo three-parts sister to Peter Chapple-Hyam's promising maiden winner and Derby fancy Coordinated Cut (229).

The filly, who is also a half-sister to Listed winner New Mexican and hails from the family of Coronation Stakes heroine Rebecca Sharp, was consigned by Hascombe Stud. Breeze-up consignor Malcom Bastard was among the underbidders.

Just four lots later another attractive Galileo yearling, this one a colt and the first foal out of Irish 1,000 Guineas runner-up Ardbrae Lady, was sold to John Magnier for 230,000gns.

The colt, from the family of Two-Year-Old Trophy winner Obe Gold and French Listed scorer Silver Glimpse, was consigned byRossenarra Stud.

As expected for a stallion who is a half-brother to the best horse in the world this year in Sea The Stars, and is the sire of arguably the second best, Rip Van Winkle, Galileo's progeny has been in hot demand at the sale, having provided the 550,000gns first day top lot yesterday.




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