Michael Graham

Michael Graham

O'Brien and Moore swamp their rivals with 210/1 four-timer

Sun 9th May 2021, 18:22

The Mediterranean, right, sees off Ruling
© Photo Healy Racing

The Mediterranean put the cap on a wonderful day at Leopardstown for Aidan O'Brien and Ryan Moore as he brought up a four-timer for the pair in the nightcap.

He was pushed along by Moore to catch stablemate King Of The Castle a furlong and a half down but Ruling appeared to be going the better on his shoulder.

Typical of a Galileo, though, he dug in and and warmed to his task as he began to increase the gap on Ruling.

The 10/3 joint favourite was very strong in the final half furlong and came in by a length and a quarter in this mile and a half maiden.

Ruling finished second at 12/1 ahead of King Of The Castle (7/2) and Seattle Creek (80/1).

O’Brien said: “He’s a grand horse and we thought he’d come on plenty for it. We weren’t sure about the mile and a half as he was showing a bit of class at home but he answered the question that he gets it.

“It was a good solid run race so he would have learned a lot. There was no hiding place.”

The Mediterranean has halved in price from 66/1 to 33/1 with Paddy Power for the Cazoo Derby.

O'Brien and Moore also scored with Joan Of Arc (11/4f), Bolshoi Ballet (1/1f) and Sir William Bruce (11/2). The quad paid 210.25/1.

Additional reporting by Alan Magee

1st
10/3JFav
Tote €3.20 €1.50
2nd
1.25L
12/1
€3.40
3rd
1.75L
7/2
€1.80
4th
2.5L
80/1
bf
0.75L
10/3JFav

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