Observations on the European Racing Scene for Thursday, June 14

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No Nay Never | Coolmore

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. Thursday’s Insights features a daugther of the MGSW Best Terms (GB) (Exceed And Excel {Aus}).

1.20 Newbury, Cond, £7,400, 2yo, 6 1/2fT
DAAFR (IRE) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) is one of a clutch of fascinating newcomers in this race won 12 months ago by Expert Eye (GB) (Acclamation {GB}). Hissa Hamdan Al Maktoum’s €350,000 Goffs Orby purchase is out of a half-sister to the brilliant stayer Order of St George (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) and other stakes performers including Asperity (War Chant), who captured the 2007 G3 Prix Paul de Moussac for the John Gosden stable responsible for this colt. There are several interesting types in the line-up including John Connolly and Odile Griffith’s Azets (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), an Amanda Perrett-trained 300,000gns TATOCT son of the MSW Nashmiah (Ire) (Elusive City), Phoenix Thoroughbred Limited’s Neverland Rock (GB) (No Nay Never), a Richard Hannon-trained €480,000 ARAUG graduate whose dam is a half to the G1SW sire Havana Gold (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}) and another from that stable in the filly Star Terms (GB) (Sea the Stars {Ire}), a daughter of the G2 Queen Mary S. and G2 Lowther S. winner Best Terms (GB) (Exceed and Excel {Aus}) who carries the historic Barnett silks.

 

2.30 Yarmouth, Mdn, £5,900, 2yo, f, 6f 3yT
ASSEMBLY OF TRUTH (IRE) (Shamardal) debuts in the Godolphin silks for Charlie Appleby and is a daughter of the G2 Ribblesdale S. runner-up Flame of Gibraltar (Ire) (Rock of Gibraltar {Ire}) who was herself a €900,000 Goffs Million graduate from Pat O’Kelly’s Kilcarn Stud dynasty of Salsabil (Ire) (Sadler’s Wells). In another intriguing affair, she meets a homebred of significance from Trevor Harris’s Lordship Stud in Swiss Air (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}), a William Haggas-trained half-sister to four classy sprinters including the young sire Swiss Spirit (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}).

 

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