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New stakes success for tough Galileo Gold filly Oscula

Seasoned stakes performer Oscula added another black-type win to her resume on Wednesday with an easy success in the Listed Eternal Stakes at Carlisle.

Always prominent under Ben Curtis, the daughter of Galileo Gold was shaken up to lead two furlongs out and was soon clear, ultimately scoring by two lengths to hand Nick Bradley Racing a one-two.

The win proves just how tough Oscula is since the George Boughey-trained filly began her year in the Saudi Cup on dirt back in February. She also ran no fewer than ten times at two, with a win in the Group 3 Prix Six Perfections and placings in the Prix Marcel Boussac, Rockfel Stakes, Albany Stakes and Prix du Calvados to show for it.

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.

With eight stakes horses to his credit, Galileo Gold is a leader among his contemporaries at stud. In addition to Oscula, his best runners include Group 1 winner Ebro River and the Listed winners Maglev and System.

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