ROBERT (CHOC) THORTON
Racing/Stud manager

Gold Maze Gains More Black Type For AppleTree 13/06/20

Gold Maze (Golden Horn x Astonishing 17) ran a fine race yesterday evening at the Curragh finishing 2nd in the Group 3 Coolmore Ten Sovereigns Gallinule Stakes over 1m2f. He had to do a lot of the donkey work himself to bridge the gap to long time leader Toronto and for a split second looked like staying on to take the honors. Unfortunately for us Crossfirehurricane had an extra gear beating Gold Maze by 1 1/4 lengths. The result still remains a good outcome for AppleTree and our mare Astonishing, the family is expanding all the time, Gold Maze although still a maiden has a bright future. He is a sure fire winner, he could take his chance in the Irish Derby and far be it for me to tell Jessica Harrington what to do but the Irish Ledger could be a main target.

Gold Maze 2nd behind Crossfirehurricane Coolmore Ten Sovereigns Gallinule Stakes (Group 3) 1m2f

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