Galileo Gold's Oscula Makes All in the Six Perfections

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G3 Prix Six Perfections victrix Oscula | Scoop Dyga

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Fresh off a fourth in Newmarket's G2 Duchess of Cambridge S. last month, Nick Bradley Racing's 2-year-old filly Oscula (Ire) (Galileo Gold {GB}) stepped forward to register a pillar-to-post victory in Tuesday's G3 Prix Six Perfections Sky Sports Racing at Deauville. The April-foaled bay had previously snagged two of her first three starts, including Epsom's June 4 Woodcote S., and hit the board in the June 18 G3 Albany S. at Royal Ascot. Sharply into stride and seizing immediate control of this seven-furlong test, the 43-5 chance was largely untroubled throughout and maintained a relentless tempo under continued rousting in the straight to comfortably hold the hitherto undefeated Listed Prix Roland de Chambure victrix Zellie (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}) and fellow British raider Daneh (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) by 1 1/2 lengths and a neck.

“She is blessed with plenty of talent and is an easy filly to ride,” said jockey Ryan Moore after securing a first win in the contest. “She had won well [in the Woodcote] at Epsom and ran with credit after that in two Group races. She deserved to win a race like this.”

Winning trainer George Boughey, after notching a first pattern-race win of his own, added, “I think she appreciated running on soft ground again, she was very good and toughed it out. It was very quick [going] when she ran at Newmarket the other day and Ryan [Moore] gave her a peach of a ride here. She's quite a progressive filly and it was nice to see her stay the seven furlongs. She's always shown that she could do it and it's nice to see her putting it into action and winning a Group race. She should be a lot of fun for the owners going forward and I imagine she could get a mile. It wouldn't be a surprise to see her go back to France for the [G1] Prix Marcel Boussac at the end of the year on Arc day. It's a lot of hard work that goes into it at home and huge credit to everyone.”

Oscula, half-sister to a yearling colt by Kessaar (Ire), is the second of three foals and lone performer produced by a half-sister to Listed Silken Glider S. and Listed Rothesay S. placegetter Coeur d'Amour (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}). She becomes the third black-type scorer for her freshman sire (by Paco Boy {Ire}). Descendants of her dual-winning third dam Refined (Ire) (Statoblest {Ire})) include G2 Mill Reef S. scorer and G1 Golden Jubilee S. runner-up Galeota (Ire) (Mujadil), G3 Molecomb S. and G3 Sirenia S. winner Brown Sugar (Ire) (Tamayuz {GB}), fellow G3 Sirenia S. victor Burnt Sugar (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) and stakes-winning G3 Prix de Cabourg runner-up Darkanna (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}).

Tuesday, Deauville, France
PRIX SIX PERFECTIONS SKY SPORTS RACING-G3, €80,000, Deauville, 8-3, 2yo, f, 7fT, 1:26.47, sf.
1–OSCULA (IRE), 123, f, 2, by Galileo Gold (GB)
1st Dam: Bisous Y Besos (Ire), by Big Bad Bob (Ire)
2nd Dam: Adoring (Ire), by One Cool Cat
3rd Dam: Refined (Ire), by Statoblest (Ire)
1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN; 1ST GROUP WIN. (4,000gns Ylg '20 TAOCT). O-Nick Bradley Racing 20 & George Boughey; B-Padraig Williams (IRE); T-George Boughey; J-Ryan Moore. €40,000. Lifetime Record: GSP-Eng, 6-3-0-2, €83,258. Werk Nick Rating: C. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Zellie (Fr), 123, f, 2, Wootton Bassett (GB)–Sarai (GB), by Nathaniel (Ire). (€140,000 Wlg '19 ARQDEC; €140,000 RNA Ylg '20 ARQSEP). O-Ali Hamad Al Attiya; B-Charles Barel (FR); T-Andre Fabre. €16,000.
3–Daneh (GB), 123, f, 3, Dubawi (Ire)–Rizeena (Ire), by Iffraaj (GB). O-Sheikh Rashid Dalmook Al Maktoum; B-Rabbah Bloodstock Ltd (GB); T-Simon & Ed Crisford. €12,000.
Margins: 1HF, NK, 3/4. Odds: 8.60, 0.80, 3.70.
Also Ran: Lovamour (Fr), Hellomydarlin (Ire), Miss Cleopatra (Fr), Soumera (Fr), Black Voice (GB). Click for the Racing Post result or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree. Video, sponsored by TVG.

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