O’Brien dominates Gallinule entries

Monday, May 20 2019

Aidan O’Brien is responsible for 10 of the 19 entries in the Kerrygold Gallinule Stakes at the Curragh.

Blenheim Palace, second to stablemate Broome in the Derrinstown Derby Trial, heads the Ballydoyle squad on ratings – with Jack Yeats an interesting entry too on Friday.

His dam is a half-sister to Hydrangea, and his sire is Galileo. He opened his account at the third time of asking at Naas last time out.

Antilles, Barbados, South Pacific and U S S Michigan are also among just some of the huge team with the option.

O’Brien’s son Joseph has entered Altair and Buckhurst, with Jim Bolger’s Bold Approach an interesting contender having finished second to Anthony Van Dyck in the Tyros Stakes last season on just his second outing.

Dermot Weld can choose between two Aga Khan-owned colts, Tinandali and Zuenoon.

Some promising juveniles are on course to line up in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Marble Hill Stakes.

Fozzy Stack’s Back To Brussels, Michael O’Callaghan’s Lorelei Rock and Ger Lyons’ Siskin will all be defending unbeaten records if they turn up.

Aidan O’Brien is responsible for all of the other 13 entries, apart from Gavin Cromwell’s Point Reyes.

Hong Kong catches the eye, having cost $1,000,000 and being a half-brother to Caravaggio.



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