Lancaster House (3c Galileo – Quiet Oasis, by Oasis Dream) was well-supported on debut and did not disappoint, as he drew nine lengths clear to win the mile maiden at the Galway Festival.
The Barronstown-bred colt was sent off favourite of 18 runners and soon led under Donnacha O’Brien. Pushed along to extend his advantage from two furlongs out, he stayed on strongly in the straight and won unchallenged.
The best is yet to come from Lancaster House according to Donnacha O’Brien, who commented after the race, “Lancaster House was still green and raw and hopefully he can progress from that. I was comfortable the whole way and he quickened well, hopefully there’s more to come and he can step up in trip.”
Possible future assignments for the Aidan O’Brien-trained colt include the Great Voltigeur Stakes at York, for which he holds an entry. Owned by Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith and Mrs John Magnier, he is the first foal out of dual Graded winner Quiet Oasis, who was also Grade 1 placed in the Gamely Stakes.
Further down the line, the family also included champion two-year-old filly Park Express, multiple Group 1 winner New Approach, Oaks heroine Was and Group 1 Phoenix Stakes victor Alfred Nobel.