Tenth stakes winner for Gleneagles

Too Soon To Panic takes out Victor McCalmont Memorial Stakes

Gleneagles.
Gleneagles. Picture: Coolmore

Coolmore Stud-based sire Gleneagles (Galileo) was handed his tenth stakes winner on Wednesday courtesy of Too Soon To Panic’s (4 m ex Scream Blue Murder by Oratorio) victory in the Victor McCalmont Memorial Stakes (Listed, 1m1.5f) at Gowran Park. 

Last seen making her seasonal debut when finishing seventh in the Noblesse Stakes (Listed, 1m4f), the Fozzy Stack-trained four-year-old clearly appreciated the drop back in trip, scooting clear to beat Empress Josephine (Galileo) by two and three-quarter lengths, while French Fusion (Harzand) was another two and a quarter lengths away in third. 

Bred by Coolmore and Drakenstein Stud, the four-year-old mare is one of two winners out of the Group 3-winning Oratorio (Danehill) mare Scream Blue Murder and she is also the dam stakes-placed pair Wargrave (Galileo) and Ahandfulofsummers (Galileo). 

Scream Blue Murder herself is a daughter of Listed winner Holly Blue (Bluebird) and she produced three-time South African Grade 2 scorer Gibraltar Blue (Rock Of Gibraltar) - the dam of stakes-placed duo Battleoftrafalgar (Captain Al) and Pillar Of Hercules (Captain Al). 

Gleneagles’ progeny is headlined by Group 2-winning trio Royal Dornach, Royal Lytham and Baby Rider and he stood at Coolmore Stud for a fee of €25,000 in 2021.


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