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Observations: May 16, 2019

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Harzand | The Aga Khan Studs

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 two siblings to Classic winners.

3.20 Salisbury, Mdn, £7,400, 3yo/up, f/m, 9f 201yT
HEREBY (GB) (Pivotal {GB}) is the latest progeny out of Julian Richmond-Watson’s homebred G1 Epsom Oaks heroine Look Here (GB) (Hernando {Fr}) who debuts for the same Ralph Beckett stable. She encounters another connected to an Epsom Classic winner in Newsells Park Stud’s Hazaranda (GB) (Dansili {GB}), a Sir Michael Stoute-trained half-sister to the 2016 Derby hero Harzand (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}).

3.30 Dax, Mdn, €16,000, 3yo, c/g, 7fT
MARKHOR (IRE) (Frankel {GB}) debuts for Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Thani and trainer Philippe Sogorb, who combined with his G1 Cheveley Park S. and G2 Prix Robert Papin-winning dam Vorda (Fr) (Orpen). He meets nine rivals, with only two others being a fellow newcomer.

4.35 York, Mdn, £20,000, 2yo, 6fT
HONG KONG (American Pharoah) is the first runner by his illustrious sire to race in Britain at a track at which Ballydoyle have introduced some smart newcomers, most notably Stravinsky going back 22 years. A $1-million Keeneland January half-brother to Caravaggio (Scat Daddy), the February-foaled grey races in the Derrick Smith silks and faces 14 rivals including Godolphin’s Story of Light (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}), a Charlie Appleby-trained colt whose dam is a half to the multiple group winner Nayyir (GB) (Indian Ridge {Ire}) and G1 St Leger runner-up Highest (Ire) (Selkirk).

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