Medaglia d’Oro’s three-year-old son Gyllen improved his lifetime record to three wins from four starts with a solid performance in the Listed Prix Francois Mathet at Saint-Could racecourse in France on March 27. It was the sophomore’s second win in two starts in 2018.
Gyllen bided his time near the back of the pack in a trailing trio for the better part of the race but slowly began to move his way past the field over the final quarter mile. On a course rated as “heavy”, he was able to pull away inside the final furlong for a widening one and one-half length victory.
Gyllen was bred by his owner, Godolphin, in Kentucky, and was produced from the winning Mr. Prospector mare Miss Halory. Miss Halory is the dam of G3 winner Stormalory and is a half-sister to Graded Stakes winners Halory Hunter (G2W/G1-placed), Van Nistelrooy (G2W/G1-placed), Brushed Halory (G3W), Prory (G3W), and Key Lory (G3W).