Galileo stallion The United States stands at Moutonshoek for a fee of R30,000 and in his first three crops has produced Gr 2 and dual Listed winner Sheela, Gr 3 winner Billy Bowlegs, Gr 3 winner Without Question and dual Listed winner Khaya’s Hope as well as stakes-placed runners East Coast, Smith And Wesson, Sun Blushed, Texas Red, The Charleston, Pure Maverick and Philosophise.
Picture : The United States winning the Gr 2 Moonee Valley Cup under Hugh Bowman in 2015 (Photo : RacingandSports.com.au)
He was due to receive a potential boost at Kempton today where his Charlie Appleby-trained Godolphin nephew Military Leader was due to make his debut in a seven furlong event on the poly, but he was scratched.
The scratching might just have happened due to a decision to divert him to Leicester on Monday, where he is entered in a turf race over seven furlongs.
Military leader is by top stallion Dubawi out of a full-sister to The United States.
The two-year-old colt already gave The United States a boost when purchased for 1,5 million guineas at last year’s Tattersalls October yearling Sale.