Eleven months ago, he stayed on late to finish second, beaten four and a half lengths, by Aidan O'Brien-trained Admiral Of The Red
in a 10-furling maiden.
At the time of his death he was Admiral of the Red
(Admiral of the Fleet), the highest rank in the Royal Navy.
ADMIRAL OF THE RED
(A O'Brien) THE regally-bred Galileo colt sauntered to victory in a maiden at at Leopardstown last Sunday and could take high rank this season.
Edgar, 70 guns (May 10, 1689); he was knighted shortly after for his services and convoyed King William III from England to Ireland (March 1690); appointed rear admiral of the blue later that year; promoted to rear admiral of the red
(1692) and served under Lord Russell in the Channel; at the battle off La Hogue (May 29, 1692) he led his squadron through a gap in the French line and by this maneuver compromised Admiral Tourville's formation; after Russell's retirement, he was put in joint command of the fleet, along with Admirals Killigrew and Ralph Delaval; fought under Adm.
Defiance (1688); led the vanguard of Admiral Herbert's English fleet with distinction at Bantry Bay (May 10, 1689); knighted and made rear admiral of the blue later that year; vice admiral of the red
30 York Sporting (50:30:20:10) 8-11 Lyric Street, Apache, Kinryas, 7-9 Whiplash Willie, 6-8 Parlour Games, Communicator, 5-7 Masaraat, Motivado, Ardlui, Thubiaan, 4-6 Admiral Of The Red
, Cunning Act, Western Prize, 3-5 Halifax, Pivotman, Romeo Montague, Wayward Glance, 2-4 Defence Of Duress, 1-3 Waltz Darling, The Bells O Peover.
OLYMPIAD STEPPED-UP on his debut run behind Quest For Peace over a short trip, to chase home all-the-way winner Admiral Of The Red
in a mile-and-a-half Leopardstown maiden.
Cesarewitch Betfred: 10 Tuscan Gold, 11 Veiled, 12 Keys, Rainforest Magic, 14 Admiral Of The Red
, Fox Hunt, Mount Athos, Tactician, 16 bar.
Earlier, Admiral Of The Red
, ridden by O'Brien's son Joseph, made all to record a convincing win in the tenfurlong maiden, initiating a double for Ballydoyle.
Among them are O'Brien's Admiral Of The Red
, a fellow three-year-old who currently sits in 61st place in the handicap for a race which has a safety limit of 20.
Aidan O'Brien, whose only win in the 1m 5f event came via Changingoftheguard two years ago, has three in the race, maiden winners Admiral Of The Red
, Long Live The King and Nantucket Bay.
Both have multiple entries, many of them with alternative engagements, but this looks the target for O'Brien's unexposed Admiral Of The Red
, who promises to be very well suited the step up in trip.