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Tally-Ho-bred Ebro River continues Galileo Gold's successful run

Ebro River bounced back to winning ways in fine style on Sunday when landing the Listed Queensferry Stakes at Chester.

Settled just behind the leaders by jockey Ben Curtis, the colt struck for home turning in and quickened clear to win by close to two lengths.

In the process, he continued a great run for his sire Galileo Gold following the game success of Oscula in the Group 3 Oak Tree Stakes and narrow second of The Wizard Of Eye in the Group 3 Thoroughbred Stakes at Goodwood.

"I jumped well and we went a nice gallop," said Curtis. "I had a lovely sit where I was and luckily the gap came when we turned in. We set sail for home and he did it well.

"It's first time he's had that ground for a long time. He thoroughly enjoyed it, didn't shirk the question and I couldn't have asked for any more."

Fittingly, Ebro River carries the colours of Al Shaqab Racing and is trained by Hugo Palmer, the connections behind Galileo Gold's own Classic career. Added to that, he was also bred here at Tally-Ho Stud and sold through our draft as a yearling.

Galileo Gold's first ever winner when striking at Doncaster last year, Ebro River went on to win the Group 1 Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh.

He is one of eight stakes performers from the first crop of Galileo Gold. In addition to the ultra tough Oscula and The Wizard Of Eye, the list also includes Listed scorers Maglev and System.

Ebro River was purchased for 75,000gns out of the Tally-Ho Stud draft at Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Sale by Charlie Gordon-Watson. He is the most accomplished runner out of Soft Power, a winning Balmont half-sister to the Listed-placed Key Rose and to the dam of top sprinter Slade Power.

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