Gleneagles: made it two wins from three runs in the Tyros StakesPICTURE: Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos)
Future looks bright for Tyros winner Gleneagles
Report: Leopardstown, Thursday
Japanese Racing Authority Tyros Stakes (Group 3) 7f, 2yo
GLENEAGLES came from last to first under a confident Joseph O'Brien to land the Tyros Stakes at Leopardstown on Thursday evening.
Past winners of the Group 3 include Rip Van Winkle and New Approach and the full-brother to Irish 1,000 Guineas Marvellous appears to have a bright future.
Just three lined up for the 7f contest, Gleneagles facing the Ger Lyons-trained Convergence and Dermot Weld's unbeaten Tombelaine.
Convergence, who already has a verdict over Gleneagles, cut out the early running at a decent pace, with Tombelaine second and O'Brien content to sit last on the 4-7 favourite.
Turning in, Tombelaine moved up to challenge but, just as he was getting on top, Gleneagles travelled through stylishly to contest the lead.
O'Brien had to get serious with the son of Galileo to put the race to bed but he had a willing partner and the pair went on to register a cosy three-quarter length win.
"Three runner races can be messy but he will probably have learnt plenty there," said winning trainer Aidan O'Brien.
He added: "Joseph said he got tired and I think he is going to improve a good bit. He's still babyish. We'll look at the Futurity and National Stakes.
"It was the right thing to let him relax, he rode him to educate him, but that can be a disadvantage in those races. He's not short of speed for a Galileo; I'd say we'll stay at seven furlongs."
It was fourth win in the last seven years for the trainer, who landed the race with Rip Van Winkle, Cape Blanco and Zoffany in consecutive years from 2008.
Gleneagles remains a general 25-1 chance for next year's Qipco 2,000 Guineas.