Observations on the European Racing Scene for Wednesday, Oct. 4


Exceed And Excel | 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. Wednesday’s Insights features a son of G1 Preis der Diana heroine Amarette (Ger) (Monsun {Ger}).

3.40 Naas, Mdn, €16,500, 2yo, f, 8fT
FOREVER TOGETHER (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}) is the Ballylinch Stud-consigned full-sister to the 2014 G1 Fillies’ Mile winner Together Forever (Ire) and half to the G1 Prix Jean Prat-winning sire Lord Shanakill who caused a stir at Goffs Orby when selling to M V Magnier for €900,000. Aidan O’Brien also has two other similarly unraced fillies engaged, the relative of Mineshaft, Gloriously (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), and A Long Time Ago (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), a full-sister to this year’s Epsom Derby runner-up Cliffs of Moher (Ire).


5.20 Naas, Mdn, €16,500, 2yo, 7fT
JEWEL MAKER (IRE) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) debuts for Moyglare Stud and is the first foal out of their 2012 G2 Qipco British Champions Fillies’ and Mares’ S. heroine Sapphire (Ire) (Medicean {GB}). Dermot Weld pitches the colt into action alongside three Aidan O’Brien trainees including the unraced Conclusion (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}), who could be sharp like his dam Cherokee (Storm Cat) who captured the 2004 G3 Round Tower S. on her debut.


6.10 Kempton, Mdn, £5,000, 2yo, f, 6f (AWT)
L’EXPLORA (War Front) cost $320,000 as a KEESEP yearling and begins her career for Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani and the Roger Charlton stable on the Polytrack.

She is a half-sister to the G2 Flying Childers S. and G3 Flying Childers S.-winning sire Requinto (Ire) (Dansili {GB}) out of the G1 Phoenix S. scorer Damson (Ire) (Entrepreneur {GB}).

7.10 Kempton, Cond, £7,100, 2yo, 8f (AWT)
BOW STREET (GB) (New Approach {Ire}) is a son of the 2004 G1 Nassau S. heroine Favourable Terms (GB) (Selkirk) who debuts for Godolphin’s Charlie Appleby stable in a potentially decent contest. Also starting out is Markus Jooste’s Accessor (Ire) (Exceed and Excel {Aus}), a Richard Hannon-trained son of the 2004 G1 Preis der Diana heroine Amarette (Ger) (Monsun {Ger}).

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