Galileo’s Elizabeth Browning Earns Her Stripes at The Curragh

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3rd at CUR, Gr. Stk, €115,000G2 Kilboy Estate S. (9f)Winner: Elizabeth Browning (Ire), f, 3 by Galileo (Ire)

Elizabeth Browning | Racing Post

By Sean Cronin

    Elizabeth Browning enjoyed a busy juvenile campaign and closed her nine-race freshman season with an Oct. 29 nursery handicap score at Leopardstown. Failing to add to that tally in five subsequent sophomore starts, she lined up for this distaffers’ test returning off a third in the Listed Naas Oaks Trial June 28. Positioned at the tail of the seven-runner field from the outset, the bay was urged closer once into the home straight and stayed on relentlessly under a final-quarter drive to claim a career high in ultimately comfortable fashion. “She’s a filly we’ve always thought had a lot of ability and she missed a lot of lines,” said trainer Aidan O’Brien. “Seamus [Heffernan] gave her a great ride, she was coming home well and will stay a bit further. She’s starting to get it together and, on her last few runs, she’s starting to back up. It’s a great race for fillies at this time of year and it fits in perfect.”

   Elizabeth Browning, full-sister to a yearling filly and a filly foal, is the second foal and Group winner for the juvenile winner Inca Princess (Ire) (Holy Roman Emperor {Ire}), who is also the dam of G1 Criterium International victor Johannes Vermeer (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}). The next dam is G2 Ribblesdale S. victress Miletrian (Ire) (Marju {Ire}), herself a half-sister to G2 Geoffrey Freer S. victor Mr. Combustible (Ire) (Hernando {Fr}) and a granddaughter of Um Lardaff (Ire) (Mill Reef), who in turn is a full-sister to G1 Epsom Derby and G1 Irish Derby-winning champion sire Shirley Heights (GB). Um Lardaff is also a full-sister to Millieme (Ire), herself the dam of the stakes-winning Myth To Reality (Fr) (Sadler’s Wells), who in turn produced MG1SW champion Divine Proportions (Kingmambo).

 

Sunday, Curragh, Ireland

KILBOY ESTATE S.-G2, €115,000, CUR, 7-16, 3yo/up, f, 9fT, 1:49.29, g/f.

1–#@ELIZABETH BROWNING (IRE), 126, f, 3, by Galileo (Ire)

1st Dam: Inca Princess (Ire), by Holy Roman Emperor (Ire)

2nd Dam: Miletrian (Ire), by Marju (Ire)

3rd Dam: Warg (GB), by Dancing Brave

O-China Horse Club International Ltd & Susan Magnier; B-Desert Star Phoenix JVC (IRE); T-Aidan O’Brien; J-Seamus Heffernan. €67,850. Lifetime Record: 16-2-4-3, $125,482. *Full to Johannes Vermeer (Ire), G1SW-Fr, MGSW-Ire & G1SP-Eng, $391,789. Werk Nick Rating: A+++ **Triple Plus. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.

2–Wilamina (Ire), 135, f, 4, Zoffany (Ire)–Tropical Lake (Ire), by Lomond. (€13,000 Wlg ’13 GOFNOV; €50,000 Ylg ’14 GOFORB). O-The Snailwell Stud; B-John Boden & Willie Kane (IRE); T-Martyn Meade. €23,000.

3–Laganore (Ire), 135, m, 5, Fastnet Rock (Aus)–Lady Bones (Ire), by Royal Applause (GB). O/B-Newtown Anner Stud Farm Ltd (IRE); T-Tony Martin. €11,500.

Margins: 1 3/4, 1HF, NK. Odds: 12.00, 8.00, 3.00.

Also Ran: Turret Rocks (Ire), Pocketfullofdreams (Fr), Absolute Blast (Ire), Sea Swift (Ire). Click for the Racing Post result or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree. Video, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.

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