Europe's leading first-crop sire Cotai Glory fired in three winners in just two days this week courtesy of Eldrickjones, the Coventry Stakes runner-up who gained a deserved breakthrough at Pontefract, Golden Warrior, who bagged his second win at Kempton Park, and Dungar Glory, who won by over four lengths at Wolverhampton.
The 100-rated Eldrickjones has been highly tried in his career to date for Roger Fell and Nick Bradley Racing/Salthouse & Partner and has always run creditably, notably when second in a 17-runner Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot to Berkshire Shadow. It was a simple task on Thursday, with the colt kicking clear under Mark Crehan for a two-length score.
Bred by D J Maher, Eldrickjones is a half-brother to triple winner Maddy Paddle and out of Dream Impossible, a winning daughter of Iffraaj.
Eldrickjones is a graduate of the breeze-up system, having been sold through Johnstown Stud at the Goffs UK Breeze-Up in April. Similarly, Golden Warrior was secured at the same sale by his current connections, Amo Racing Ltd and Charlie Hills, while Dunbar Glory was offered through the Tattersalls Guineas Breeze-Up Sale.
Golden Warrior's easy win over 6f under a penalty at Kempton on Wednesday marked his second win in four starts.
Golden Warrior was bred by Austin Curran out of the New Approach mare Jayla and pinhooked by Tally-Ho Stud as a foal.
As for Dungar Glory, she was making only her second start following a promising runner-up effort on debut at Musselburgh. The filly, who is out of the winning Bachelor Duke mare Independent Girl, wasn't challenged to win by 4 1/4 lengths at Wolverhampton for Adrian Keatley.
With 29 winners to his credit, including the brilliant Group 2 Prix Robert Papin hero Atomic Force, and the earners of approximately £600,000, Cotai Glory reigns as Europe's leading first-crop sire by winners and prize-money.