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St James's Palace Stakes (Group 1) 1m, 3yo colts GLENEAGLES is in danger of getting a fan club after he did it yet again, winning his third Group 1 race of the season with a convincing burst of acceleration to put the St James's Palace to bed at the furlong pole. RELATED LINKS Race result Certainly the punters who piled into the dual Classic winner were never worried, with one racegoer collecting £80,000 from his £150,000 punt on the 8-15 winning favourite. Victory for Gleneagles ensured yet another racing record for winning trainer Aidan O'Brien. This was win number seven in the St James's Place Stakes for Ireland's champion trainer, overtaking the record he shared with Mathew Dawson who trained during the 19th century. The trainer thinks his latest victor could be the best ever, as he said: "I am delighted. He is a horse who takes everything in his stride. For me is very like Giant's Causeway but he has more speed than Giant's Causeway. This horse will relax and quicken and that is what makes him a little bit different. I don't think we have ever had a miler as good as him." The clash of the Classic colts failed to play out as France's 2,000 Guineas winner Make Believe could not match the turn of foot employed by Gleneagles. Godolphin's 25-1 shot Latharnach was left to chase home the winner. Michael Tabor, one of the winning owners, ranked Gleneagles as "a very special horse". "He has done everything we hoped he would," said Tabor, who commented on the decision to bypass the Investec Derby after wins in the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket and Irish equivalent at the Curragh. "There was talk but as far as we were concerned it was never a possibility. We'll discuss what we are going to do next but there are so many options and it is exciting to have a horse of this calibre." Winning rider Ryan Moore said: "He's got a very good turn of foot. It was a muddling race and messy early on. Frankie [Dettori] had [on Consort] his own way up front. "He's a pleasure to ride and getting better. I never really got serious with him, just hands and heels." For connections of Consort, the decision to jump from Listed class to Group 1 was vindicated, and Harry Herbert of owners Highclere Thoroughbreds, said: "It's tough to make all and I thought for a moment he might win but he tired close home and it was a bit frustrating he wasn't second. But that was very encouraging." Second spot opens up a new landscape for Latharnach, whose trainer Charlie Appleby said: "When you are finishing second behind a horse who has won two Guineas you would be confident to take our chance in a Group 1 again." The Qatar Sussex Stakes could provide an epic showdown between Gleneagles and Queen Anne winner Solow, with Paddy Power making Gleneagles the evens favourite and Solow a 6-4 chance.12 June 2015;  GLENEAGLES and Ryan Moore run out easy winners of The St James's Palace Stakes at Ascot.  © Peter Mooney, 6, Cumberland Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland.    Tel:  00 353 (0)86 2589298

Royal Ascot 2015 images by Peter Mooney, St James’s Palace Stakes (Group 1) 1m, 3yo colts
GLENEAGLES  winning his third Group 1 race of the season with a convincing burst of acceleration to win the St James’s Palace 8-15 winning favourite.
Victory for Gleneagles ensured yet another racing record for winning trainer Aidan O’Brien. This was win number seven in the St James’s Place Stakes for Ireland’s champion trainer, overtaking the record he shared with Mathew Dawson who trained during the 19th century.
The trainer thinks his latest victor could be the best ever, as he said: “I am delighted. He is a horse who takes everything in his stride. I don’t think we have ever had a miler as good as him.”
Michael Tabor, one of the winning owners, ranked Gleneagles as “a very special horse”.
“He has done everything we hoped he would,” said Tabor, who commented on the decision to bypass the Investec Derby after wins in the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket and Irish equivalent at the Curragh.Winning rider Ryan Moore said: “He’s got a very good turn of foot. It was a muddling race and messy early on. Frankie [Dettori] had [on Consort] his own way up front.
“He’s a pleasure to ride and getting better. I never really got serious with him, just hands and heels.”
For connections of Consort, the decision to jump from Listed class to Group 1 was vindicated
The Qatar Sussex Stakes could provide an epic showdown between Gleneagles and Queen Anne winner Solow, with Paddy Power making Gleneagles the evens favourite and Solow a 6-4 chance Royal Ascot .16 June 2015; GLENEAGLES and Ryan Moore run out easy winners of The St James’s Palace Stakes at Ascot.With thanks courtesy  © Peter Mooney, 6, Cumberland Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland. Tel: 00 353 (0)86 2589298

12 June 2015;  GLENEAGLES and Ryan Moore return after their triumph in The St James's Palace Stakes at Ascot.  © Peter Mooney, 6, Cumberland Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland.    Tel:  00 353 (0)86 2589298

17 June 2015; GLENEAGLES and Ryan Moore return after their triumph in The St James’s Palace Stakes at Ascot. © Peter Mooney, 6, Cumberland Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland. Tel: 00 353 (0)86 2589298