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October 13, 2015 - CURRAGH, Race 5, Msw, EUR €16,500, 8.0F

Idaho (Ire), C, 2, 2013 by Galileo (Ire)

1st Dam: Hveger (Aus) ( G1SP-Aus), by Danehill
2nd Dam: Circles of Gold (Aus), by Marscay (Aus)
3rd Dam: Olympic Aim (Nz), by

Owner: Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Susan Magnier
Breeder: Hveger Syndicate (Ire)
Trainer: Aidan O'Brien

5th-CUR, €16,500, Mdn, 10-13, 2yo, 8fT, 1:42.40, gd. +IDAHO (IRE), c, 2, Galileo (Ire) 1st Dam: Hveger (Aus) (G1SP-Aus), by Danehill 2nd Dam: Circles of Gold (Aus), by Marscay (Aus) 3rd Dam: Olympic Aim (NZ), by Zamazaan (Fr) Aidan O’Brien sent out subsequent 2013 G1 Irish 2000 Guineas and GI Breeders’ Cup Turf hero Magician (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) to win this contest in 2012, and the Ballydoyle trainer unleashed another smart prospect in this latest renewal. The bay found a modicum of cover near the tail of the field after cutting across from his outside draw. Coming under pressure with three furlongs remaining, the 4-1 chance quickened smartly to challenge entering the final eighth and surged clear for minimal urging in the closing stages to easily best Theodorico (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}) by an impressive 3 1/2 lengths. “He covered the last furlong very well and you’d have to be delighted with him first time out,” commented O’Brien. “We thought he was ready to run and he’s been at that stage for a while. He’s in the [Oct. 24 G1] Racing Post [Trophy at Doncaster] and the two Group 1s in Saint-Cloud [Nov. 1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud and Nov. 1 Criterium International]. We’ll see how he progresses and it looks like he’ll make a nice middle distance horse next year.” Idaho is full-brother to this term’s GI Secretariat S winner and G1 Prix du Jockey Club third Highland Reel (Ire), GISW-US, G1SP-Fr & MGSP-Eng, $879,767; and a half to Valdemoro (Aus) (Encosta de Lago {Aus}), MG1SP-Aus, $337,006. Click for the Racing Post result or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree. Video, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.

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