While Galileo was adding another Group 1 winner to the ever burgeoning tally in Europe via the Racing Post Trophy (G1) hero Kingsbarn, the super stallion was the focus of attention at a distinctly more sedate Sale racetrack on Sunday when his son Sertorius claimed the $150,000 Eastcoast Plumbtec Sale Cup (1600m).
Ryan Maloney had the 5yo gelding stalking the pace before taking over from pacesetter Utah Saints. He comfortably held the challenge of the fast-finishing Prizum with Utah Saints holding off Smokin' Joey for third.
It was the fourth win a row for the Jamie Edwards and Bruce Elkington-trained gelding who takes his overall record to 6 wins, 4 seconds and 2 thirds from 16 starts for earnings of $244,472.
"We'll just let to dust settle today and see how the horse pulls up but he'll either go to another race at the mile or step up the 2000 metres," co-trainer Jamie Edwards said.
"The way he pulls up from his races I'm sure we could back him up next Saturday if we felt there was an ideal race for him."
A $100,000 purchase at the 2009 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling sale, Sertorius is the first foal of the quality racemare Pretty Penny (Encosta de Lago) a 6-time Melbourne winner and Group 3 placed.
Pretty Penny has a 2yo colt by Flying Spur, a yearling filly by Sebring and was covered last year by High Chaparral.