First Group Winner For Gleneagles As Royal Lytham Takes the July

NMT, Gr. Stk, 80000G2 Tattersalls July S. (6f)Winner: Royal Lytham (Fr), c, 2 by Gleneagles (Ire)

Royal Lytham (far side) | Racing Post


Getting up late to deny Platinum Star (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) and TDN Rising Star Visinari (Fr) (Dark Angel {Ire}) in Thursday’s G2 Tattersalls July S. at Newmarket, Royal Lytham (Fr) (Gleneagles {Ire}) provided his first-season sire with a breakthrough first group success under Wayne Lordan. Only seventh but far from disgraced in the June 18 G2 Coventry S. at Royal Ascot, the 11-1 shot who sported the second Tabor silks raced off the early pace and arrived on the 4-6 favourite Visinari’s left in the run to the line. Spurred on by the grey’s presence to give a bit more, he managed to hold on by a short head as Godolphin’s Listed Windsor Castle S. runner-up Platinum Star emerged the other side of Visinari, who was a head back in third in a three-way go.
Royal Lytham, who had been introduced at Navan on the same day June 8 that Visinari wowed the crowd and time experts at Newmarket, was only 3 1/2 lengths off stablemate Arizona (Ire) (No Nay Never) in the Coventry and connections were not surprised by this outcome. “He had a bit of bad luck in running in the Coventry, but the most important thing for us at Coolmore is that this is Gleneagles’ first crop of two-year-olds,” the operation’s representative Kevin Buckley commented. “It is really pleasing for us at Coolmore that a horse like Gleneagles seems to be passing on his genes and it is a great start to a fabulous week. At the moment you would say six furlongs is his trip, but there is no reason to suggest, probably as the season progresses, why he wouldn’t be able to step up another furlong this year.”
Platinum Star’s trainer Saeed bin Suroor said of the runner-up, “I thought for a second he had won the race, but he ran a big race. He will be a nice horse for the future and could maybe go seven furlongs. We might take him to Goodwood, that is one of the options and he is entered in Ireland in a group one.” Visinari’s trainer Mark Johnston was half-expecting the result, having thought beforehand that he would need extra ground and said, “It looked like it was a bit sharp for him and as a result he had to go after him early. He was not quite quick enough, which I did fear as he is a big horse. The ground looked a bit loose. We might think about stepping up in trip next time.”
The winner is out of the smart Gotlandia (Fr) (Anabaa), who took the Listed Prix de Saint-Cyr and was second in the G3 Prix de la Grotte. Connected to the G1 Fillies’ Mile S. winner Glorosia (Bering {GB}), she also has a yearling colt by Siyouni (Fr).
Thursday, Newmarket, Britain
TATTERSALLS JULY S.-G2, £80,000, Newmarket, 7-11, 2yo, c/g, 6fT, 1:11.16, g/f.
1–ROYAL LYTHAM (FR), 126, c, 2, by Gleneagles (Ire)
      1st Dam: Gotlandia (Fr) (SW & GSP-Fr, $175,012), by Anabaa
      2nd Dam: Grenade (Fr), by Bering (GB)
      3rd Dam: Golden Sea, by Saint Cyrien (Fr)
1ST BLACK TYPE WIN, 1ST GROUP WIN. (€180,000 Ylg ’18 ARAUG). O-Mr M. Tabor, D. Smith & Mrs John Magnier; B-S.A.R.L. Haras Du Logis Saint Germain (FR); T-Aidan O’Brien; J-Wayne Lordan. £45,368. Lifetime Record: 3-2-0-0, $68,240. Werk Nick Rating: A+. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Platinum Star (Ire), 126, c, 2, Lope de Vega (Ire)–Toquette (Ire), by Acclamation (GB). (150,000gns Ylg ’18 TAOCT). O-Godolphin; B-Corduff Stud & Farmleigh Bloodstock Ltd (IRE); T-Saeed bin Suroor. £17,200.
3–Visinari (Fr), 126, c, 2, Dark Angel (Ire)–Visinada (Ire), by Sinndar (Ire). (€55,000 Ylg ’18 ARAUG). O-Rob Ferguson; B-SARL Ecurie Haras De Beauvoir (FR); T-Mark Johnston. £8,608.
Margins: NO, HD, 2. Odds: 11.00, 10.00, 0.65.
Also Ran: Guildsman (Fr), King Neptune, Classy Moon, Hurstwood (GB). Click for the Racing Post result or the free catalogue-style pedigree.
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