Observations on the European Racing Scene for Friday, Nov. 10


Teofilo | 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. Friday’s Insights features a daughter of MGSP White Star (Ire) (Darshaan {GB}).

2.05 Saint-Cloud, Mdn, €27,000, unraced 2yo, f, 7 1/2fT
MUSIS AMICA (IRE) (Dawn Approach {Ire}), who debuts for the prolific Godolphin-Andre Fabre partnership, is out of MGSP 1999 G2 Prix de Malleret third White Star (Ire) (Darshaan {GB}) and thus a half to 2007 G2 Prix Eugene Adam hero Harland (GB) (Halling). Her opposition features His Highness The Aga Khan’s firster Shakdara (Street Cry {Ire}), who is an Alain de Royer-Dupre-trained daughter of 2011 G2 Prix Chaudenay victress and G1 Prix Royal-Oak third Shankardeh (Ire) (Azamour {Ire}); and Haras du Quesnay’s homebred Futura (Fr) (Motivator {GB}), a half-sister to G1 Prix du Moulin-winning sire Fuisse (Fr) (Green Tune) and G1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud-winning sire Full of Gold (Fr) (Gold Away {Ire}), who, like those siblings, is conditioned by Criquette Head-Maarek.


6.30 Dundalk, Mdn, €12,000, 2yo, c/g, 8f (AWT)
Godolphin newcomer NATIONAL SECURITY (IRE) (Teofilo {Ire}), representing Jim Bolger, is a full-brother to three black-type performers headed by 2011 G1 Dewhurst S. victor Parish Hall (Ire). His rivals include Zheng Yuesheng’s twice-raced €200,000 GOFORB yearling Platinum Warrior (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), who is out of 2012 G2 Prix de Sandringham winner and G1 Sun Chariot S. third Laugh Out Loud (GB) (Clodivil {Ire}), from the Michael Halford stable.

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