Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby: Where Did They Come From?


Ryan Moore and Aidan O'Brien team up with the Oaks winner Tuesday | PA Media


Once again Galileo (Ire) looms large over Saturday's G1 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby, featuring in the first, second or third generations of every runner. The owner/breeders hold sway, but Glory Daze (Ire) and French Claim (Fr) were picked up for €3,000 and €9,000 as yearlings, respectively. Tuesday bids to follow the example of fellow Oaks-winning fillies Salsabil (Ire) and Balanchine, both of whom went on to win the Irish Derby.

TUESDAY (IRE), Galileo (Ire)–Lillie Langtry (Ire) (Danehill Dancer {Ire})
Owners: Mrs John Magnier/Michael Tabor/Derrick Smith/Westerberg
Breeder: Coolmore
Trainer: Aidan O'Brien
Pedigree Notes: The Oaks winner is a full-sister to the brilliant 1,000 Guineas and Oaks winner Minding (Ire), Irish 1,000 Guineas scorer Empress Josephine (Ire) and Group 3 scorer Kissed By Angels (Ire), out of top-class racemare Lillie Langtry, who won the G1 Matron and G1 Coronation S. Her 2-year-old full-sister has been named Delightful (Ire), but has yet to grace the track.

PIZ BADILE (IRE), Ulysses (Ire)–That Which Is Not (Elusive Quality)
Owner/Breeder: Flaxman Stables Ireland
Trainer: Donnacha O'Brien
Pedigree Notes: A Niarchos homebred top and bottom, Piz Badile is inbred to Lingerie through his grand-dams, the Group 1-winning half-sisters Light Shift and Shiva. That Which Is Not has a 2-year-old colt named Yosemite Valley (GB) (Shamardal), a yearling filly by Kingman (GB) and was covered last year by Frankel (GB).

BOUNDLESS OCEAN (IRE), Teofilo (Ire)–Novel Approach (Ire) (New Approach {Ire})
Owner: Jackie Bolger
Breeder/Trainer: Jim Bolger
Sales History: A vendor buy-back at €22,000 when offered online as a yearling through Goffs.
Pedigree Notes: Two of his full-brothers have won over hurdles for Nigel Hawke and their dam was winless from six starts. Her grand-dam is the Wildenstein-bred Ange Bleu (Alleged), dam of dual Grade I winner Angara (GB) (Alzao) among her four black-type winners. Boundless Ocean is inbred 2×3 to Galileo (Ire). The mare has a yearling colt by Teofilo and was covered by him again this year.

LIONEL (GB), Lope de Vega (Ire)–Gretchen (GB) (Galileo {Ire})
Owner/Breeder: Normandie Stud
Trainer: David Menuisier
Pedigree Notes: From the breeder of last year's Irish Derby winner, Hurricane Lane (Ire), Lionel races in the colours of Philippa Cooper's Normandie Stud and represents her signature family, being a great grandson of foundation mare Agnus (Ire) (In The Wings {GB}). His dam Gretchen is a half-sister to the G1 Irish St Leger winner Duncan (GB) (Dalakhani {Ire}) and G2 Doncaster Cup winner Samuel (GB) (Sakhee). She has a 2-year-old Golden Horn (GB) colt named Gregory (GB) and a colt foal by Kingman (GB) named Kenneth (GB).

WESTOVER (GB), Frankel (GB)–Mirabilis (Lear Fan)
Owner/Breeder: Juddmonte Farms
Trainer: Ralph Beckett
Pedigree Notes: A full-brother to the Group 3 winner Monarchs Glen (GB) out of a Grade 3-winning turf miler whose half-sister Nebraska Tornado (Storm Cat) won the G1 Prix de Diane. Mirabilis has a 2-year-old filly by Expert Eye (GB) named Jalapa (GB).

HANNIBAL BARCA (IRE), Zoffany (Ire)–Innocent Air (Ire) (Galileo {Ire})
Owner: Ecurie Ama Zing-team
Breeder: Brittas House Stud
Trainer: Joseph O'Brien
Sales History: Sold for €16,000 as a Goffs November foal, £55,000 at the Goffs Orby Yearling Sale, and 500,000gns at the Tattersalls Horses-in-Training Sale last autumn.
Pedigree Notes: His Juddmonte-bred dam win two Listed races over 7f and 1of and has produced six winners, including this colt's 2-year-old full-sister Zoinnocent (Ire). The mare also a yearling filly by the late Zoffany and was covered by N0 Nay Never in 2021.

GLORY DAZE (IRE), Cotai Glory (GB)–Pioneer Alexander (Ire) (Rip Van Winkle {Ire})
Owner: Glory Gold Partnership
Breeder: Mountarmstrong Stud
Trainer: Andy Oliver
Sales History: A £3,000 Goffs Sportsman's Sale yearling.
Pedigree Notes: His half-sister Rita Levi (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) won three times at up to 1m4f. Their dam was unplaced in three starts and is a half-sister to the Listed Rockingham S. winner Bannock (Ire). Grand-dam won the UAE Oaks over 9f. The mare has had no foal since Glory Daze and died in 2021.

FRENCH CLAIM (FR), French Fifteen (Fr)–Zahrada (Galileo {Ire})
Owner: Teme Valley Racing
Breeder: Mathieu Daguzan-Garros and Jean-Claude Gour
Trainer: Paddy Twomey
Sales History: Sold for €9,000 at the Arqana Autumn Yearling Sale and later for £36,000 at the Tattersalls Ireland Goresbridge Breeze-up Sale.
Pedigree Notes: His dam was a maiden on the Flat and over jumps and is a half-sister to a Turkish Listed winner. Her 2-year-old filly by No Risk At All (Fr) is catalogued to sell next Thursday at Arqana and she also has a yearling full-sister to French Claim.

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