August 30, 2019 - CURRAGH, Race 1, Mdn, EUR €0, , 16.2000

Mogul (GB), c, 2, 2017 by Galileo (Ire)

1st Dam: Shastye (Ire) (SP-Eng), by Danehill
2nd Dam: Saganeca, by Sagace (Fr)
3rd Dam: Haglette, by Hagley

Owner: Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Susan Magnier
Breeder: Newsells Park Stud
Trainer: Aidan O'Brien

Building on an easy introduction at Gowran, Mogul (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) who had caused such a stir as the second-highest priced yearling at Tattersalls October Book 1 was in dominant mood at The Curragh on Friday. Well-supported into 8-13 for the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden over a mile, the April-foaled full-brother to Japan (GB) was sharply into stride and led from the outset. Sent through the gears from three out, the bay was safely clear entering the final furlong and stayed on powerfully to score by 3 1/4 lengths from Shekhem (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}).
This was the race won by Saxon Warrior (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) in 2017 and in which the stable had won for the last five years, so there is abundant promise that he can also make his mark at the highest level as he goes up in trip. Leaving behind his debut effort when 5 1/2-lengths second to the subsequent G2 Futurity S. third Geometrical (Ire) (Dawn Approach {Ire}) as the 5-4 favourite over this trip at Gowran Aug. 14, he has achieved smart form before either of his high-class full-siblings Japan and Secret Gesture (GB) had raced at the same stage as juveniles.
"He obviously has a great pedigree, he's a big strong boy and he's a lovely horse," commented Aidan O'Brien, whose debutante Noble Prize (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), a full-brother to Highland Reel (Ire), was never a factor and finished ninth. "He travelled and was very smooth through the whole race. I was very happy with him."
Mogul was becoming the sixth winner out of the Listed Pontefract Castle S. runner-up Shastye (Ire) (Danehill), herself a half-sister to the Arc hero Sagamix (Fr) (Linamix {Fr}) and fellow sire Sagacity (Fr) (Highest Honor {Fr}). Japan has established himself as her best over the past two months when winning the G1 Grand Prix de Paris and G1 Juddmonte International, G1SW-Fr & GSW-Ire, $1,599,299.
The aforementioned G2 Middleton S. winner Secret Gesture was runner-up in the 2013 G1 Epsom Oaks and G1 Preis Der Diana and was disqualified from first place in the 2015 GI Beverly D. S., GSW & MG1SP-Eng, G1SP-Fr & Ger, GISP-US, $746,427, while Shastye's other notable Galileo was this stable's Sir Isaac Newton (GB) who cost 3.6 million gns at Tattersalls. He took the G3 International S. and Listed Wolferton S. and was fourth in the Juddmonte International and the G1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth S., GSW-Ire, SW-Eng & GSP-Aus, $403,231, while their half-siblings include the smart Australian runner Maurus (GB) (Medicean {GB}), SW & MGSP-Aus, $403,286. Shastye's filly foal is also by Galileo.

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