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Observations on the European Racing Scene for Thursday, Oct. 12


Boynton winning the G2 Superlative S. | 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. Thursday’s Insights features returning G2 Superlative S. hero Boynton (More Than Ready).

6.45 Chelmsford, Cond, £7,000, 2yo, 8f (AWT)
WILLIE JOHN (GB) (Dansili {GB}) cost 325,000gns at last year’s Tattersalls October Sale and debuts for Markus Jooste and the China Horse Club for the William Haggas stable. A half-brother to last week’s 2.6-million gns yearling by Dubawi (Ire), he is out of the 2012 G1 Pretty Polly S. and G1 Prix Jean Romanet winner Izzi Top (GB) (Pivotal {GB}).


7.15 Chelmsford, Cond, £15,000, 3yo/up, 10f (AWT)
BOYNTON (More Than Ready) returns from an absence, having last been seen finishing third in the G2 Vintage S. last July. Already successful in the G2 Superlative S. at that point, the Charlie Appleby-trained colt remains an important member of the Godolphin ranks as a $750,000 KEESEP half-brother to the GI Florida Derby and GI Donn H.-winning sire Constitution.

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