Ballydoyle And Galileo Streak Continues At Leopardstown

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History as a 2.8 million guineas yearling | Tattersalls

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The week's narrative had involved Aidan O'Brien, Ryan Moore and the ground-breaking Galileo (Ire) and that ran into Sunday's G3 Cornelscourt S. at Leopardstown as the aptly-named History (Ire) swooped in the last of the trials for the G1 Irish 1000 Guineas. At 2.8million gns the second-highest-priced lot at the 2020 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 1, the daughter of the multiple graded-stakes winner Prize Exhibit (GB) (Showcasing {GB}) was last seen breaking her maiden at this trip at Gowran Park in September. Soon manoeuvred to mid-division from her wide draw, the 3-1 second favourite overcome a less-than-ideal trip to challenge hard in the straight and overhaul the painfully honest Agartha (Ire) (Caravaggio) passing the furlong marker. Drawing on that ethereal extra which has blessed the stable's Classic crop this week, she dug in to score by 3/4 of a length with the runner-up again wearing her heart on her sleeve under her three-pound penalty. “We were running her to see whether we go to an Irish Guineas or an Oaks and Ryan said to go to the Irish Guineas and do the Oaks after,” Aidan O'Brien explained.

History, who had run into two smart compatriots when runner-up on her first two starts in August behind Cairde Go Deo (Fr) (Camelot {GB}) at The Curragh and Panama Red (Ire) (Showcasing {GB}) at Tipperary, is the first foal out of the aforementioned Prize Exhibit whose career tally included wins in the GII Monrovia S. and GII San Clemente H. Also third in the GI Del Mar Oaks, she is a full-sister to the G1 Sussex S. and G2 Summer Mile hero Mohaather (GB) and a half to the dam of the G1 Queen Anne S. hero Accidental Agent (GB) (Delegator {GB}). The listed-placed third dam Roo (GB) (Rudimentatry) produced five black-type performers including Prize Exhibit's listed-placed dam Roodeye (GB) (Inchinor {GB}) and the G1 Prix Morny runner-up Gallagher (GB) (Bahamian Bounty {GB}). Also connected to the G2 Gimcrack S. winner Bannister (GB) by Inchinor and the G1 Middle Park S. hero Astaire (Ire) (Intense Focus), Prize Exhibit also has the 2-year-old full-brother to History named Joaquin Sorolla (Ire).

Sunday, Leopardstown, Ireland
CORNELSCOURT S.-G3, €50,000, Leopardstown, 5-8, 3yo, f, 8fT, 1:41.74, gd.
1–HISTORY (IRE), 128, f, 3, by Galileo (Ire)
     1st Dam: Prize Exhibit (GB) (MGSW & GISP-US, GSP-Eng, $697,375), by Showcasing (GB)
     2nd Dam: Roodeye (GB), by Inchinor (GB)
     3rd Dam: Roo (GB), by Rudimentary
1ST BLACK TYPE WIN, 1ST GROUP WIN. (2,800,000gns Ylg '20 TATOCT). O-M Tabor/D Smith/Mrs.J Magnier/Westerberg; B-Barronstown Stud (IRE); T-Aidan O'Brien; J-Ryan Moore. €30,000. Lifetime Record: 4-2-2-0, $51,761. Werk Nick Rating: A+. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Agartha (Ire), 131, f, 3, Caravaggio–Arya Tara (Ire), by Dylan Thomas (Ire). O-Scott C Heider; B-Whisperview Trading Ltd (IRE); T-Joseph O'Brien. €10,000.
3–Honey Girl (GB), 128, f, 3, Mayson (GB)–Fleeting Image (GB), by Sir Percy (GB).
1ST BLACK TYPE, 1ST GROUP BLACK TYPE. (3,000gns Wlg '19 TATFOA; 4,500gns Ylg '20 TAOCT). O-David M Fitzgerald; B-P T Tellwright (GB); T-Henry De Bromhead. €5,000.
Margins: 3/4, 1 1/4, NO. Odds: 3.00, 1.50, 28.00.
Also Ran: Show of Stars (GB), Panama Red (Ire), Lady of Inishfree (Ire), Princess Olly (Ire), Lullaby (Ire), Nectaris (GB), Suwappu (GB), Beautiful Sunshine (GB). Scratched: Suwayra (Ire). Click for the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree.

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