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Lane's End - Versailles, KY | 1999 | Entered Stud 2005 | 2019 Fee $80,000

Observations: June 14, 2019

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Kingman | Juddmonte

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 pair of pricey sales horses.

2.35 Sandown, Mdn, £7,400, 2yo, 7fT
RIOT (IRE) (Kingman {GB}) cost €850,000 at the Goffs Orby Sale, which made him the highest-priced colt of the flagship auction and the joint-third highest-priced lot overall. A half-brother to the Listed Tetrarch S. scorer Alkasser (Ire) (Shamardal) from the family of Dandy Man (Ire) and the G2 Queen Mary S. winner Anthem Alexander (Ire) (Starspangledbanner {Aus}), Qatar Racing’s newcomer represents the John Gosden stable in this fascinating encounter with Godolphin’s Visible Charm (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}). The second-highest lot at the Tattersalls Craven Breeze-Up Sale at 575,000gns, the Charlie Appleby-trained half-brother to the GI Canadian International hero Erupt (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) was runner-up to ‘TDN Rising Star’ Pierre Lapin (Ire) (Cappella Sansevero {GB}) on debut at Haydock last month.

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