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Tom Weekes

Tom Weekes

Royal Ascot on the agenda for Gallinule winner

Fri 24th May 2019, 19:51

Constantinople (right)
© Photo Healy Racing

Constantinople under Ryan Moore, landed the featured Group 3 Kerrygold Gallinule Stakes at the Curragh today as the Aidan O'Brien trained colt stepped forward from an unlucky in-running effort in handicap company on his previous start in April.

The son of Galileo met red lights everywhere when flying home to finish second at Cork in April and while he took time to find top gear today, again finished strongly in the closing stages to pass leader Buckhurst and score a half length win.

Afterwards trainer O’Brien said “he’s a lovely big horse and is still a big baby. He quickened well and came home well. He’s a nice mover and appreciates good ground.

“We won’t rush him. We could pick a race for him in (Royal) Ascot but will go gentle with him.”

Betfair quote Constantinople at 16/1 for the St Leger.

Quotes by Alan Magee