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Galileo son’s first foals impress

29th Oct 2018

The regally bred The United States, winner of the 2016 G1 Ranvet Stakes, has made a very pleasing start to his stud career –if his first foals are anything to by.
Despite only covering a handful of mares in his first season due to injury, The United States has, nonetheless some well related first crop foals on the ground this season, with the promise of more to come.

Kitti Cat colt

Among them is a filly out of the very well performed mare Madrisa. A granddaughter of Indian Ridge, Madrisa won five times including the G3 Fillies Nursery and Listed Perfect Promise Sprint. Already dam of a winner, Madrisa’s dam, National Display, was also above average and finished second in the Fillies Nursery of 1998.

The United States also has a filly out of True Asset, a three time winner –whose third dam is the Lyphard sired millionaire Sangue. The latter,  one of her champion sire’s best daughters, won 13 times with her victories headed by scores in both the G1 Yellow Ribbon Stakes and G1 Vanity Handicap.

Other striking members of the Galileo’s son’s first crop include a filly out of Go Dutch (a daughter of dual G1 winner Duchess Daba), and a filly out of One Love.  The latter is a winning half-sister to G1 Garden Province Stakes winner Here To Win (who won the G3 The Very One Handicap in the USA).

True Asset filly

Listed Perfect Promise Sprint winner Kitti Cat, who hails from one of the very best families in the stud book, also impressed with her The United States colt this season. Kitti Cat’s third dam is the Roberto sired G1 Cheveley Park Stakes winner Sookera –whose numerous high class descendants include Banks Hill, Dansili, Intercontinental, Ideal World, Champs Elysees and So Factual.

One of four group winners produced by Pivotal’s G3 Prix de Arenberg winner Beauty Is Truth, the Galileo sired The United States is an own brother to 2018 G3 Weld Park Stakes winner Hermosa, runner up in Sunday’s G1 Criterium International and a leading classic hope for 2019.

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