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Observations: May 18, 2019


Wesley Ward sends out his second 2-year-old runner of the season in Britain | Racing Post

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 Wesley Ward Royal Ascot hopeful.

4.15 Newbury, Novice, £50,000, 2yo, 6fT

JOKER ON JACK (Declaration of War) is the second Wesley Ward juvenile to hit British tracks in 2019, with Frankie Dettori booked for Ice Wine Stable’s Apr. 18 Keeneland maiden special weight winner in this Olympic Glory Conditions S. Ballydoyle have two engaged, with Ryan Moore on the Dundalk maiden winner Fort Myers (War Front), a son of the G1 Irish 1000 Guineas heroine Marvellous (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), while Godolphin supply the likely favourite in the Charlie Appleby-trained Well of Wisdom (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}), the five-furlong Newmarket novice scorer who is a half-brother to the recent G1 Ranvet S. and G1 Tancred S. hero Avilius (GB) (Pivotal {GB}) and his classy full-brother Saint Baudolino (Ire).

7.00 Salon-de-Provence, Cond, €22,000, 3yo, 12fT

VISAGE (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) bids to build on her taking debut win over 11 1/2 furlongs at Tarbes last month for Tabor/Smith/Magnier and Jean-Claude Rouget. A daughter of the G1 Irish 1000 Guineas and G1 Irish Oaks third Just Pretending (Giant’s Causeway), she is therefore connected to the Grade I-winning sire Scan.

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