13th Jun 2020
Vatican City, 3YO colt by Galileo ex You’resothrilling became the latest Black Type horse to join Decorated Knight’s illustrious family when beaten a length and 1/2 to Irish 2,000 Guineas winner Siskin. Out of a full sister to Decorated Knight, You’resothrilling is the dam of 5 winners (all at Group level) including Gleneagles (7f-1m inc 2,000/Ire 2,000; RPR 124), Marvellous (1m inc Irish 1,000 Guineas; 117) & Happily (7f-1m 2yo inc Group 1; 116); dam 6f 2yo winner (inc Group 2; 114), sister to Giants Causeway.
Racing Post analysis:’ Vatican City ran a hell of a race for a horse just out of maiden company and there should be a lot more to come from him. He tracked the early pace, and didn’t really get going until well inside the last. You would imagine this horse should have little difficulty stepping up in trip.’
Decorated Knight covered 123 mares in 2020, his busiest season to date. We look forward to seeing his first yearlings at the upcoming sales.