Gold for Cotai Glory; Silver for Galileo Gold!
Tally-Ho sires have landed the TDN Gold and Silver Value Awards for stallions with first 3yos.
Cotai Glory was judged to be the best value within his crop on his fee of €8,500 while Galileo Gold was awarded Silver for his fee of €7,000.
"This year's leading first-season sire by earnings, winners, wins and black- type horses gains another plaudit by picking up the gold medal on the TDN Value Sires Podium. Cotai Glory melds influences of class and toughness, being by Exceed and Excel out of a daughter of Elusive Quality, also the broodmare sire of successful sires No Nay Never and Deep Field, and Cotai Glory exhibited those traits himself, running 30 times across four seasons. He won black-type races in each of his first three seasons and was Group 1-placed at four and five, including when a neck second to Profitable in the G1 King's Stand Stakes.
"In addition to having three runners rated 100+ by RPR, CotaI Glory has seven rated 90+, providing hope that they, like he, will train on. Cotai Glory is up to a career-high, but still highly reasonable, €8,500 for 2022."
"In addition to his studmate Cotai Glory, Galileo Gold has provided Tally-Ho Stud with a formidable duo in this sire crop. Like Ardad and Time Test, Galileo Gold provided two group winners last year, and he, Ardad and Caravaggio were the only sires in this group to provide a Group 1 winners in their first season with runners, his being the hardy and admirable G1 Phoenix S. winner and G1 National Stakes third Ebro River, while the filly Oscula won the G3 Prix Six Perfections and was placed in the G1 Prix Marcel Boussac, G2 Rockfel Stakes, G2 Prix du Calvados, and G3 Albany Stakes. Those two started a noteworthy nine and 10 times, respectively, last year. Galileo Gold won the G2 Vintage Stakes and was third in the G1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere at two before winning the G1 2,000 Guineas and G1 St James's Palace Stakes at three, and his stock look like they have the scope to train on, with five achieving RPRs of 100+ already. A close relative of the dual Group 1-winning sprinter Goldream from the family of Montjeu, Galileo Gold stands for €7,000, having dipped to €5,000 in 2021."