Saxon Warrior's Brother Awarded The Gallinule

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His name conjures a sense of suspense, so when Drumroll (Ire) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) was denied a short head by Teutates (Ire) (Churchill {Ire}) after a pulsating tussle for Sunday's G3 Heider Family Stables Gallinule S. at The Curragh, it was only right that the drama would play out further as an inquiry was announced. Once the head-on had revealed the extent of the interference caused by the first-past-the-post to Ballydoyle's full-brother to Saxon Warrior (Jpn), the writing was on the wall and the result was duly amended in his favour.

Runner-up to the stable's G1 Irish 2000 Guineas hero Paddington (GB) (Siyouni {Fr}) in the Listed Tetrarch S. here at the start of the month, Drumroll tracked the leading pair early before engaging Teutates passing two out. Bumped twice late on as the line neared, the 4-5 favourite had done enough to convince the officials that he would have prevailed with a clear run and, drumroll, he was able to add further gravitas to his illustrious family's record.

“He's progressing and a mile and a quarter looks a good trip for him,” commented Aidan O'Brien, who was to go on to a four-timer on the card. “The Irish Derby is a possibility. He's still a bit of a baby and ran a bit green.”

Pedigree Notes

The aforementioned Saxon Warrior, who is establishing his name at stud having won the G1 2000 Guineas and G1 Racing Post Trophy, started his career here with a 'TDN Rising Star' performance. The dam Maybe (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), who also excelled at this venue when taking the G1 Moyglare Stud S. and G2 Debutante S., is also responsible for the listed-placed Pavlenko (Jpn)–again by Deep Impact–and More Beautiful (War Front).

Maybe is a full-sister to Promise To Be True (Ire), who like her captured the G3 Silver Flash S. and who was also second in the G1 Prix Marcel Boussac, and to Fluff (Ire) who produced the stable's promising 3-year-old colt Continuous (Jpn) (Heart's Cry {Jpn}) who took the G3 Prix Thomas Bryon and dead-heated for third in the G2 Dante S. Her listed-winning dam Sumora (Ire) (Danehill) is kin to the G1 Oaks and G1 Preis der Diana heroine Dancing Rain (Ire) by Danehill's son Danehill Dancer (Ire) and she went on to produce the dual Group 2 winner Magic Lily (GB) from a mating with Galileo's son New Approach (Ire). Also related to the G1 Derby-winning sire Dr Devious (Ire), Maybe's yearling colt is by Kingman (GB).

Sunday, The Curragh, Ireland
HEIDER FAMILY STABLES GALLINULE S.-G3, €60,000, Curragh, 5-28, 3yo, 10fT, 2:09.07, gd.
1–DRUMROLL (IRE), 131, c, 3, by Deep Impact (Jpn)
     1st Dam: Maybe (Ire) (Ch. 2yo Filly-Eur, G1SW-Ire, SW & G1SP-Eng, $469,223), by Galileo (Ire)
     2nd Dam: Sumora (Ire), by Danehill
     3rd Dam: Rain Flower (Ire), by Indian Ridge (Ire)
1ST BLACK TYPE WIN, 1ST GROUP WIN. O-Mrs J Magnier/M Tabor/D Smith/Westerberg; B-Maybe Syndicate (IRE); T-Aidan O'Brien; J-Ryan Moore. €12,000. Lifetime Record: 3-2-1-0, $31,049. *Full to Saxon Warrior (Jpn), MG1SW-Eng, GSW & MG1SP-Ire, $1,481,978. Werk Nick Rating: A+++ *Triple Plus*. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree, or the free catalogue-style pedigree.
*2–Teutates (Ire), 131, g, 3, Churchill (Ire)–War Goddess (Ire), by Champs Elysees (GB). 1ST BLACK TYPE, 1ST GROUP BLACK TYPE. O-Eclipse Thoroughbreds & Albert Frassetto; B-Whisperview Trading Ltd (IRE); T-Donnacha O'Brien. €36,000.
3–Kingswood (GB), 131, c, 3, Roaring Lion–All At Sea (GB), by Sea The Stars (Ire). 1ST BLACK TYPE, 1ST GROUP BLACK TYPE. (€130,000 Ylg '21 GOFOR). O-Glyn Davies & Mrs J Davies; B-Miss K Rausing (GB); T-John O'Donoghue. €6,000.
Margins: (SHD), HF, 5HF. Odds: 0.80, 22.00, 4.00.
Also Ran: Young Ireland (Ire), Save Your Love (Ire), Mister Mister (Ger). Scratched: Pivotal Trigger (GB).
*Teutates finished first, but was disqualified and placed second.


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