Both Cotai Glory and Galileo Gold were in demand at the Tattersalls Ireland Goresbridge Breeze-Up Sale in Newmarket on Thursday, with Cotai Glory’s group of 2yos headlined by a £100,000 colt and Galileo Gold represented by a £82,000 youngster.
Galileo Gold‘s quartet included our colt out of Kuala Queen, who will join his sire’s former trainer Hugo Palmer after selling for £82,000 to Mark McStay of Avenue Bloodstock. Palmer also trains Galileo Gold’s stakes-winning colt Ebro River.
The following excerpt is from EBN.
“We really liked his breeze, he has a good temperament and a great attitude and comes from a great nursery in Tally-Ho [Stud] and was recommended by Roger O’Callaghan,” said McStay. “He was the only horse that Hugo [Palmer] had on his list and he has been bought for an existing owner. We couldn’t be happier to have got him, he’s a really nice horse.
“I think it was a fair price. The good ones are hard to get and we expected him to sell well and there was some determined opposition, but he’s a nice horse and one of the better colts here today.”
When asked about the immediate plans for Ebro River, Palmer revealed: “We’ve got half an eye on the [Gr.2] Norfolk [Stakes] and an eye and a half on the [Gr.2] Coventry [Stakes]! He’ll get entries in both but the Coventry is where I’d like to go. We never thought of him as a sprinter and he’s had three runs over 5f and I’d like him to be running over 7f before too long. I was thrilled with his run the other day; I feel a bit of paternal pride!”