Observations on the European Racing Scene for Thursday, Nov. 9


New Approach | 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. Thursday’s Insights features a son of Classic heroine Blue Bunting (Dynaformer).

6.15 Chelmsford, Cond, £7,000, 2yo, 8f (AWT)
FLAG FESTIVAL (GB) (New Approach {Ire}), one of two entries for the Godolphin-Charlie Appleby axis, is a half-brother to the stakes-placed Blue Creek (GB) (Street Cry {Ire}) out of 2011 G1 1000 Guineas, G1 Irish Oaks and G1 Yorkshire Oaks heroine Blue Bunting (Dynaformer). His opponents include Abdullah Saeed Al Naboodah’s fellow newcomer Jamih (GB) (Intello {Ger}), who is a John Gosden-trained half to 2013 G1 British Champions Fillies & Mares victress Seal of Approval (GB) (Authorized {Ire}).


6.45 Chelmsford, Cond, £11,000, 2yo, 10f (AWT)
Denford Stud’s homebred firster PHOTOGRAPHER (GB) (New Approach {Ire}) is kin to a trio of black-type performers headed by this term’s MG1SP G2 Ribblesdale S. victress Coronet (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) and MG1SP sire Midas Touch (GB) (Galileo {Ire}). The John Gosden incumbent is opposed by a quintet featuring Godolphin debutant Ulster (Ire) (Intello {Ger}), who is a Saeed bin Suroor-trained half-brother to G1 Middle Park S. and G1 Irish 2000 Guineas placegetter Gale Force Ten (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}).

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