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New winner for Galileo Gold

Galileo Gold fired in another winner on Friday when Drish Melody captured the 7f nursery at Dundalk.

The filly becomes the 23rd winner for Galileo Gold, a top four leading first-crop sire of 2021.

Owned and trained by Donal Commins, and bred by Mark Commins, the filly ran on well under Joe Doyle to win by just over a length.

“Last week she wasn't in as good a form (when seventh) and she didn't even travel up to the races that well," Donal Commins told "Everything went well in her preparation all week and we were delighted with her.

“Her brother won this time last year up here as well, Drish Venture, we had a great time with him as well.

“This one is big and she's going to improve and improve. We'll probably put her away now, if we can sell her we will but she'll make a smashing three-year-old.”

Drish Melody is a half-sister to the Mehmas 3yo Drish Venture, a dual winner on the all-weather last season for the Commins family, and out of Flashing Blade, a winning Inchinor half-sister to high-class sprinter Needwood Blade.

Galileo Gold's exceptional first crop is headlined by the Group 1 Phoenix Stakes hero Ebro River. Stakes winners Oscula and System have also showcased his to great effect.

Galileo Gold, a multiple Group 1 winner himself, stands for €7,000.

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