Amma Grace brings up 332 for Galileo

Three-year-old filly shines in Trigo Stakes

Galileo. Picture: Coolmore.

The well-bred three-year-old filly Amma Grace (3 f ex Polished Gem by Danehill) handed her sire Galileo (Sadler’s Wells) his 332nd stakes winner on Saturday as she landed the Trigo Stakes (Listed, 1m2f) at Leopardstown. 

The filly came into the race off the back of a second place finish in the Blandford Stakes (Gr 2, 1m2f) on September 13, but she finally broke through at stakes level when beating  Numerian (Holy Roman Emperor) by a neck, while Elizabethofaragon - another daughter of Galileo - was another four and a quarter lengths away in third. 

Bred and raced by Moyglare Stud, the filly hails from one of the operation’s most famous families, being out of winning Danehill (Danzig) mare Polished Gem. 

Polished Gem is the ten winners, including dual Group 1 scorer Search For A Song (Galileo), fellow Group 1 scorer and former Cornerstone Stud shuttler Free Eagle (High Chaparral), Group 2 winners Custom Cut (Notnowcato) and Sapphire (Medicean) and Listed-winning duo Falcon Eight (Galileo) and Valac (Dark Angel), whose eight victories include the 2009 Queens Cup (Gr 3, 2500m). 

The son of Galileo’s (Sadler’s Wells) progeny is headed by 89 Group 1 winners and he is represented in Australia this season by his sire sons Adelaide, Churchill and Highland Reel. He finished Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale earlier this month as the leading sire by both aggregate and average with 14 lots having sold for 11,610,000gns at an average of 829,286gns.

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