Observations on the European Racing Scene for Wednesday, Sept. 13


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. Wednesday’s Insights features a half-brother to 2014 G1 Prix de l’Opera heroine We Are (Ire).

4.00 Saint-Cloud, Mdn, €25,000, 3yo, c/g, 10 1/2fT
CALL THE WIND (GB) (Frankel {GB}) debuts for George Strawbridge and Freddy Head and is a half-brother to their 2014 G1 Prix de l’Opera heroine We Are (Ire) (Dansili {GB}). Among his rivals is another unraced son of Frankel in Al Asayl Bloodstock’s Tsavo (GB), a Francois Rohaut-trained son of the G3 St Simon S. winner Hazel Lavery (GB) (Excellent Art {GB}).


4.50 Doncaster, Cond, £19,000, 3yo/up, 10f 43yT
MIRAGE DANCER (GB) (Frankel {GB}) is a colt considered in need of a confidence boost after his 12-lengths third behind Cracksman (GB) (Frankel {GB}) in the G2 Great Voltigeur last month. Khalid Abdullah’s homebred son of Heat Haze (GB) (Green Desert) meets a solid yardstick in Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum’s G3 Rose of Lancaster S. runner-up Mount Logan (Ire) (New Approach {Ire}) from the Roger Varian stable.

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