Observations on the European Racing Scene for Saturday, Sept. 15

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Lope de Vega | Ballylinch Stud

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. Saturday’s Insights features a full-sister to G1SWs With You (GB) and We Are (Ire).

2.30 Lingfield, Cond, £7,650, 2yo, f, 8f (AWT)
LAYALEENA (IRE) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) is kept away from the drama of Doncaster and Leopardstown by Sir Michael Stoute, who opts for the Polytrack for Shadwell’s highly promising Newmarket debut scorer. From the family of Lope de Vega (Ire) (Shamardal), she has six pounds to give to all eight rivals.

 

4.0 Chantilly, Cond, €44,000, 2yo, c/g, 8fT
LONE PEAK (FR) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) is back in action after earning ‘TDN Rising Star’ status with a seven-length debut win over this trip at Deauville last month. George Strawbridge’s Freddy Head-trained homebred relative of Cassandra Go (Ire) (Indian Ridge {Ire}) et al is taken on by Ballymore Thoroughbred Ltd’s Persian King (Ire) (Kingman {GB}), an Andre Fabre-trained
relative of Planteur (Ire) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}) who was also impressive when scoring by six lengths over this course and distance a fortnight ago.

 

5.0 Chantilly, Cond, €44,000, 2yo, f, 8fT
COMMES (FR) (Le Havre {Ire}) was also tagged a ‘TDN Rising Star’ after a demonstrative debut win at Deauville last month and Gerard Augustin-Normand’s daughter of the G3 Prix de Psyche winner Leaupartie (Ire) (Stormy River {Fr}) is kept to conditions company for further education by Jean-Claude Rouget. She has 2 1/2 kilos to give to George Strawbridge’s newcomer Featuring (GB) (Dansili {GB}), a Freddy Head-trained full-sister to the Group 1-winning duo With You (GB) and We Are (Ire).

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