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Gold standard for Galileo Gold among value sires

Galileo Gold came out on top among his contemporaries in the Racing Post's Breeding On A Budget, published on Thursday.

"Galileo Gold is available at just €5,000 on the eve of his first two-year-olds gracing a racecourse, which reads like a misprint when you think he won the Vintage Stakes at two and the 2,000 Guineas at three," wrote Martin Stevens.

"He truly was top-class and has that blue-chip distaff pedigree in his favour, so could surprise a few people."

Galileo Gold was awarded the Gold Standard among sires with first 2yos.

Galileo Gold's first yearlings made up to 82,000gns as yearlings and are in the care of Andrew Balding, Richard Hannon, Karl Burke, Kevin Ryan, Charlie Hills, Clive Cox, Archie Watson and his own trainer Hugo Palmer among others.

Martin Stevens also wrote of Cotai Glory: "Another strong fancy for the honour of becoming leading freshman sire by volume of winners is Cotai Glory at 5-1. The son of Exceed And Excel, who finished a neck second to Profitable in the King's Stand Stakes, has 124 two-year-olds.

Most eye-catchingly for his chances of making it, he hails from the same Tally-Ho Stud academy as recent top first-season sires Mehmas, Society Rock and Red Clubs. He is a fair bet for breeders too, priced at €5,000 for the coming breeding season."

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