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Galileo Adds UK Gr3

Friday, 29th May 2009

In the UK overnight, former Coolmore shuttler & Gr1 English Derby winner Galileo (Sadler's Wells-Urban Sea, by Miswaki) added a group success when Irish-bred 4YO entire Cima De Triomphe (Galileo-Sopran Londa, by Danehill) scored by a nose in the £65,000 (A$132,000) Gr3 Brigadier Gerard Stakes (10 furlongs) for 4YOs & up at Sandown Park. Cima De Triomophe (ridden by Christophe-Partrice Lemaire for trainer Luca Cumani) defeated fellow Irish-bred 4YO entire Conduit (Dalakhani-Well Head, by Sadler's Wells) & 6YO gelding Stotsfold (Barathea-Eliza Acton, by Shirley Heights). Last year Cima De Triomophe won Italy's Gr1 Derby Italiano (2200m) at the Capannelle in Rome & Listed Premio Emanuele Filiberto (2000m) at San Siro in Milan; & in 2007 he finished 3rd in the Listed Premio Campobello (1800m) at San Siro. Overall Cima De Triomphe took his record to 5 wins & 2 placings from 12 starts for £412,215 (A$839,000) earnings.

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