Observations: July 14, 2018

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Galileo | Coolmore

2.50 Newmarket, Mdn, £12,000, 2yo, f, 7fT

ZAGITOVA (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}) cost Coolmore 1.6-million gns at Tattersalls October, making her the joint-fourth top-priced filly at the extraordinary renewal of the local sales company’s flagship auction. A half-sister to the G1 Prix Maurice de Gheest-winning sire Garswood (GB) (Dutch Art {GB}) from the excellent Cheveley Park family of the high-class Infallible (GB) (Pivotal {GB}) and her notable son Mutakayyef (GB) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) and daughter Veracious (GB) (Frankel {GB}), she debuts in the Michael Tabor silks for the stable successful three years ago with the subsequent G1 Prix Marcel Boussac winner Ballydoyle (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}). She will have to be smart to deal with Godolphin’s Assembly of Truth (Ire) (Shamardal), a Charlie Appleby-trained relative of Echo of Light (GB) (Dubai Millennium {GB}) and Salsabil (Ire) (Sadler’s Wells) who was third behind Friday’s G2 Cherry Hinton S. winner Pretty Pollyanna (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}) on debut at Yarmouth last month, while other fascinating newcomers include Sheikha Al Jalila Racing’s New Jazz (Scat Daddy), a $550,000 KEESEP graduate connected to the G1SPTraffic Guard (More Than Ready) from the John Gosden stable, and King Power Racing’s Rux Power (GB) (Kingman {GB}), a 550,000gns TATOCT relative of Daggers Drawn (Diesis {GB}) from the Andrew Balding yard.

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