Pedigree Watch – UK, Ireland

Tara Madgwick - Saturday May 7

Two new Classic contender stakes-winners overnight, with yet another Derby hopeful for Galileo and the half-sister to Cox Plate winner State of Rest announced herself as an Oaks prospect.

The Listed Lingfield Derby Trial Stakes (1m 3 ½ f) was won by the Aidan O’Brien trained Galileo colt United Nations, who won one of two starts last year and returned with a fourth in the Blue Riband Trial at Epsom.


It was a battle of the blue bloods with second and third place Godolphin colts Walk of Stars (Dubawi) and Natural World (Frankel).

United Nations is a full brother to a pair of Galileo stakes-winners in Christmas and Parliament being from US Group I winner Christmas Kid.

He becomes the 351st stakes-winner for Galileo, who has had a flurry of new stakes-winners in the past week taking him well clear of Danehill as the most successful sire of stakes-winners in history.

Galileo’s Epsom Derby winning son Australia is the sire of progressive filly Tranquil Lady, who won the Group III Blue Wind Stakes (1m2f) at Naas for the Joseph O’Brien stable.

A stakes-placed winner from three starts last season, she was fourth in her seasonal return and impressed here with a four length win over race favourite Lily Pond, yet another talented Galileo from a daughter of Fastnet Rock.

Tranquil Lady is a half-sister to triple Group I winner State of Rest and is the second stakes-winner for her dam Repose, a grand-daughter of US Champion 3YO Filly It’s in the Air.

She is the 25th stakes-winner for Australia and holds entries for the Epsom and Irish Oaks.

State of Rest is an exciting horse for Australian breeders this year given his ownership group which includes Newgate Farm and partners such as Rathbarry Stud, who will stand the horse in Ireland for his Northern Hemisphere stud career.


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