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Observations: Apr. 18, 2019

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New Approach | Darley

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Today’s Observations features a half-sister to Uncle Mo debuting in Ireland.

1.50 Newmarket, Mdn, £10,000, 3yo, c/g, 7fT
RUM BABA (GB) (New Approach {Ire}) debuts for Charlie Fellowes, who is set to move into Bedford House Stables in the town and as a full-brother to the G1 Nassau S. winner Sultanina (GB) could have as big a future as his trainer. Normandie Stud’s homebred will probably require a stiffer test than this in time, so a bold show can only be a positive.

2.25 Newmarket, Novice, £8,000, 2yo, 5fT
ELECTRICAL STORM (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) is one of a quartet from the Godolphin ranks, with Ryan Moore booked by Saeed bin Suroor for the ride on the homebred half-brother to Ribchester (Ire) (Iffraaj {GB}). Charlie Appleby’s Full Verse (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) is much more bred for this task, being a 600,000gns TATOCT son of the G2 Queen Mary S. heroine Anthem Alexander (Ire) (Starspangledbanner {Aus}).

3.00 Newmarket, Novice, £15,000, 3yo, 7fT
ALMASHRIQ (War Front) holds a 2000 Guineas entry as he bids to build on a promising winning start at Newcastle in December. The son of the G3 Prestige S. winner Theyskens’ Theory (Bernardini) could be one for the French equivalent if he shines here, but first he will have to get past King Power Racing’s dual winner Fox Champion (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}), an Andrew Balding-trained 420,000gns graduate from last year’s Craven Breeze-Up.

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