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Ebor second for Red Galileo


Veteran stayer Red Galileo produced another admirable effort when finishing second in the £1-million Ebor, Europe’s most valuable heritage handicap, at York, UK, on Saturday, 24 August.

The eight-year-old son of Dubawi, trained by Saeed bin Suroor and ridden by Cieren Fallon, was covered up in mid-division of the 22 runners throughout the first mile of the 14-furlong contest.

He was switched out turning for home and started to take closer order entering the straight before staying on strongly down the stands’ rail with three furlongs to race.

Red Galileo continued to make relentless headway, taking second from Desert Skyline inside the final half-furlong, to go down by three-quarters of a length to Mustajeer, who won in a course record time of 2m 52.97s on good to firm ground.

Saeed bin Suroor said: “Red Galileo is a very tough horse, who seems to be getting better with age, and he ran a huge race today.

“We will see how he comes out of this race before deciding any plans, but he has a few options in staying races over the coming months.”