Castle says: "We thought we would dabble in breeding, starting with a Gorytus
mare of Charlie Booth's, who was sent to a cheap stallion.
JOHN Dunlop's 8 to 1 chance Montekin comes with a late surge to collar Henry Cecil's Adonijah (L Piggott) in the Waterford Mile with Dick Hern's Gorytus
(W Carson) the 6 to 4 fav finishing close up in fourth.
The same rumours swirled around Gorytus
, who was a top juvenile who promised so much in 1982 until he was mysteriously beaten at 1-2 in the Dewhurst.
As a daughter of Nijinsky, Terpsichorist was a sister to Glad Rags' most famous foal Gorytus
, the impressive winner of the Acomb and Champagne Stakes in 1982 who was overturned in one of the shock results of the decade when virtually pulled up behind Diesis in the Dewhurst Stakes.
thrashed him by seven lengths, with a grinning Willie Carson stock-still in the saddle.
In 1985, they were standing 13 stallions in Ireland - Be My Guest, Caerleon, Dalsaan, Glenstal, Gorytus
, Hello Gorgeous, Kings Lake, Lomond, Pas De Seul, Salmon Leap, Thatching, Try My Best and Sadler's Wells.
He was no match for Gorytus
in the Acomb Stakes, but the fact that he was sent off the odds-on favourite illustrates the high regard he was held in.
Few of the previous season's top two-year-olds had promised to stay middle distances and of those who had allowed that hope Danzatore and Dunbeath were now in disgrace, Gorytus
was ruled out by the prevailing soft ground and Caerleon was being reserved for the Prix du Jockey-Club.
But at the time Sadler's Wells retired, Coolmore had a roster of 12 other sires that were steady but far from stellar: Be My Guest, Caerleon, Dalsaan, Glenstal, Gorytus
, Hello Gorgeous, Kings Lake, Lomond, Pas De Seul, Salmon Leap, Thatching and Try My Best.
The last occasion that Group 1 produced the winner of this was when Diesis upset the 1-2 favourite Gorytus
DIESIS - 1982 HENRY CECIL and a never satisfactorily explained mystery burst the bubble of another outstanding two-year-old prospect apparently destined for greatness 28 years ago when Gorytus
put his unbeaten record on the line in the Dewhurst Stakes.
Frankel v Dream Ahead v Saamidd is simply the most eagerly-anticipated juvenile race since Gorytus
flopped behind Diesis in the 1982 Dewhurst, an outcome that was deemed worthy of showing on that evening's BBC news, I recall.