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Perfect start to the broodmare career of speedball Margot Did

Her daughter Mission Impassible landed a 7f event at Toulouse

Margot Did (purple cap) supplied her first winner as a broodmare on Friday
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The success of the progeny produced by Galileo when he has covered speedy mares has been one of the themes of the 2017 season, with dual Guineas winners Churchill and Winter very much cases in point.

And on Friday we saw another example of the potency of the Galileo + sprinter = winner equation when Mission Impassible made a winning debut over 7f at Toulouse by three-quarters of a length. 

For all Galileo's success with sprinting mares, surely the Coolmore kingpin can not have covered many quite as fast as Mission Impassible's dam, the lightning-quick Margot Did.

Friday's winner is the first foal out of the daughter of Exceed And Excel, who won five of her 19 career starts for Michael Bell, most notably when seeing off Hamish McGonagall to land the 2011 Nunthorpe Stakes in the hands of regular rider Hayley Turner.

The nine-year-old mare, whose family includes the likes of Prix de la Foret winner Caradak and Ballyogan Stakes scorer Divine, delivered another filly by Galileo earlier in 2017. 

Mission Impassible was bred by Premier Bloodstock, the Coolmore entity also responsible for Craven winner and Derby fourth Eminent, and is owned by Riviera Equine, Haras d'Etreham and Maurice Lagasse, all of whom also have shares in the mighty Almanzor.

Owners are not the only thing that Almanzor and Mission Impassible have in common, however, as they are both in the care of master trainer Jean-Claude Rouget.

Friday's result also provided a first for Galileo, as Mission Impassible was the stallion's first two-year-old winner of 2017, albeit from very few runners. Clemmie, a sister to Churchill, has come closest to giving her sire a juvenile winner in Britain or Ireland when she finished a promising third on debut at the Curragh.

Friday's result also provided a first for Galileo, as Mission Impassible was the stallion's first two-year-old winner of 2017

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