Galileo's Agenda A New TDN Rising Star

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The extended 10-furlong View Restaurant At Dundalk Stadium Maiden has been used by Aidan O'Brien for his potential Derby colts in recent years and Tuesday's renewal was no exception as Agenda (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}–Different League {Fr}, by Dabirsim {Fr}) became the stable's latest TDN Rising Star. Following on from Galileo's Changingoftheguard (Ire) who two years earlier had won this en route to taking the G3 Chester Vase and G2 King Edward VII S., the highly encouraging third in a seven-furlong Curragh maiden in October was able to fully justify 11-10 favouritism under Wayne Lordan. Always travelling easily on the outer, he tanked to the head of affairs at the top of the straight and had control from there.

Despite running green as he had on debut, the son of the G3 Albany S. winner and G1 Cheveley Park S. and G1 Prix Morny-placed Different League surged away late to beat the solid yardstick Huxley (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) by 4 3/4 lengths.Ballydoyle's representative Chris Armstrong said of Galileo's 42nd TDN Rising Star, “He had a lovely run as a two-year-old at the Curragh in a race that worked out nicely and has the makings of a lovely horse. He's still very babyish and raw and I think there is plenty of improvement but, when he gets there, he could be a nice one. Wayne gave him a lovely ride and we'll probably look at a trial for him next–he might be one for Chester.”

Agenda joins a list of stellar TDN Rising Stars for the past Coolmore monarch including Waldgeist (GB), Found (Ire), New Approach (Ire), Teofilo (Ire) and the incomparable Frankel (GB). Different League, who was a 1.5million gns purchase by White Birch Farm and M V Magnier at the 2017 Tatts December Sale, has produced the useful Subzero (Ire) from her first mating with the late great Galileo and her third foal is a yearling son of Frankel (GB). The family includes the G2 Gimcrack S.-winning sire Carrowkeel (Ire).

7th-Dundalk, €13,000, Mdn, 3-26, 3yo, 10f 150y (AWT), 2:19.70, st.
AGENDA (IRE), c, 3, by Galileo (Ire)
     1st Dam: Different League (Fr) (GSW & G1SP-Eng, G1SP-Fr, SP-Ire, $225,021), by Dabirsim (Fr)
     2nd Dam: Danseuse Corse (Ire), by Danehill Dancer (Ire)
     3rd Dam: Corse (Ire), by Indian Ridge (Ire)
Lifetime Record: 2-1-0-1, $10,030. O-Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith & Mrs John Magnier & Peter M Brant; B-Coolmore & White Birch Farm SC (IRE); T-Aidan O'Brien. Click for the free catalogue-style pedigree.

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