2018 Bay Gelding
by Gleneagles (Ire) ex Destalink (GB) ( Rail Link (GB) )
Gleneagles was an absolutely top class racehorse winning 7 races,4 at Group 1 level, one of these as a Two Year Old. He went on to win both the English and Irish 2,000 Guineas as well at the St. James’ Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot. He has made an excellent start to his stud career being strongly backed by Coolmore and Aidan O’Brien which is always a reassuring sign. His dam Destalink is from a wonderful Khalid Abdullah family who was in the frame in all her starts, earning her a handicap mark of 80 which is very respectable. This colt might seem an odd choice for the Nursery but he is not overly big and looks as if he will come along in the second half of the Season next year and being such a well bred horse I could not ignore him at Tattersalls Book 2 Sales at 3,000 gns.
He is Plus 10 qualified and is one of three horses in the Rowdown 2020 Nursery, overarching details, including costings, are here.
As we got to the other side of Winter his work has been stepped up and if you follow this link you can see him working behind Misu Pete with Blue Galaxy in behind on the 1st of April.
Pedigree file download