Updated: Aug 4, 2021
Galileo Gold confirmed his place as one of Europe's leading first-crop sires on Tuesday when his tough daughter Oscula won the Group 3 Prix Six Perfections at Deauville.
The filly becomes the third stakes winner for Galileo Gold after EBRO RIVER and SYSTEM - no other European first-crop sire can match that record.
Oscula is a credit to George Boughey and Nick Bradley Racing. In six starts, she has danced every dance, winning the Woodcote Stakes at Epsom in addition to the Prix Six Perfections and running placed in the Group 3 Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot.
On Tuesday, Oscula was smartly away under Ryan Moore and quickened clear when asked to win well by a wide margin from the favourite Zellie.
"She is quite simply a very good filly," Nick Bradley told JDG. "Oscula is a great model. She was recommended to me by breeze-up specialist Robson Aguiar. She has everything I love: strength, a good mind, not too tall, not too short.
"We will aim now for the Prix du Calvados (Gr2). She seems to adapt very well to French races."
George Boughey added: "Ryan Moore was very impressed. We may come back with her at the end of the season for the Prix Marcel Boussac (Gr1). I started with four horses in 2019, so it's a great moment. I have a great team that works very hard and all of its members are rewarded, it's a dream come true."
Oscula was a Tattersalls October yearling purchase by Michael Aguiar and was bred in Ireland by Padraig Williams out of Bisous Y Besos, by Big Bad Bob. The mare is a half-sister to the Listed-placed Coeur d'Amour and from the further family of high-class sprinter Galeota.
Galileo Gold is the leading European first-crop sire by number of stakes winners. He broke through in May thanks to the success of the Tally-Ho-bred Ebro River in the Listed National Stakes at Sandown while System looked a smart filly when landing the Listed Empress Stakes at Newmarket.
He is also the sire of Hellomydarlin, who ran third in the Group 2 Prix Robert Papin for George Boughey.
As for Bisous Y Besos, she has a yearling colt from the first crop of Kessaar catalogued to sell with us at the Goffs Orby Sale.