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Minding makes it six of the best for Galileo
01 Aug 2016 | By Martin Stevens, Racingpost.com

Half a dozen individual Group or Grade 1 winners - for some stallions that would be a respectable tally for a whole career, but for Coolmore wondersire Galileo that has been just a month's work.

Minding became Galileo's sixth individual top-level scorer this July with an authoritative display in the Nassau Stakes at Glorious Goodwood on Saturday.

She follows Alice Springs (who won the Falmouth Stakes), Deauville (Belmont Derby), Seventh Heaven (Irish Oaks), Highland Reel (King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes) and The Gurkha (Sussex Stakes).

Alice Springs could bookend the month with Group 1 wins when she lines up for the Prix Rothschild at Deauville on Sunday.

Multiple champion sire Galileo has supplied 59 individual Group or Grade 1 winners in total.

Minding, who has now won six races at the highest level, was bred by Coolmore entity Orpendale, Chelston and Wynatt out of the Danehill Dancer mare Lillie Langtry, winner of the Coronation Stakes and Matron Stakes in her own racing career.

She is bred on the same cross as The Gurkha, meaning both Group 1s at Glorious Goodwood this week fell to three-year-olds by Galileo out of Danehill Dancer mares.

Alice Springs is also out of a daughter of Danehill Dancer, while Deauville and Highland Reel are out of mares by Danehill Dancer's sire Danehill - the nick made famous by Frankel.

Minding is a sister to Kissed By Angels, winner of last year's Group 3 Leopardstown 1,000 Guineas Trial, and How, a fair sixth in the Group 3 Princess Margaret Stakes at Ascot last week.

Lillie Langtry has been bred to Galileo in every year of her paddocks career and also has a yearling filly.