1/2 to Ebro River Debuts at Lingfield

Lingfield debutante Amaretti Virginia, a half-sister to Group 1 winner Ebro River | racingphotos.com

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. Tuesday's Insights features Amaretti Virginia, a half-sister to Group 1 scorer Ebro River.

4.02 Chantilly, Mdn, €27,000, 3yo, c/g, 10fT
WUNDERKNABE (GER) (Sea the Moon {Ger}) made a splash at the 2020 BBAG September Yearling Sale when selling as the highest-priced colt at €260,000. Francis-Henri Graffard introduces Heike Bischoff-Lafrentz's son of the G3 Prix Chloe winner and G1 Grosser Dallmayr-Preis third Wunder (Ger) (Adlerflug {Ger}), booking Christophe Soumillon for the race's sole newcomer.

5.08 Chantilly, Mdn, €27,000, 3yo, f, 10fT
WIEN (IRE) (Frankel {GB}) is another Francis-Henri Graffard debutante on the fixture, being a 500,000gns purchase at the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 1 who debuts in the Maurice Lagasse silks. She is a full-sister to last year's G1 Yorkshire Oaks and G1 Prix Vermeille third La Joconde (Ire) and a half to the G1 Irish Derby hero Santiago (Ire) (Authorized {Ire}) from the family of Tamayuz (GB), King's Best and the great Urban Sea.

6.45 Lingfield, Novice, £7,300, 2yo, 5f 6y (AWT)
AMARETTI VIRGINIA (IRE) (Mehmas {Ire}) is an intriguing debutante for the Richard Hannon stable, being Merriebelle Irish Farm Ltd and Townbraccan's half-sister to last year's G1 Phoenix S. hero Ebro River (Ire) (Galileo Gold {GB}). Costing 300,000gns at last month's Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Sale, the February-foaled bay from the family of Slade Power (Ire) (Dutch Art {GB}) faces three experienced rivals with Royal Ascot looming on the horizon.


17.40 Royal Windsor, Nov, £13,500, 2yo, f, 5f 21yT
Chasemore Farm's 220,000gns Tattersalls October Book 1 buy Madam Macho (GB) (Camacho {GB}), a half-sister to GSW sire Cappella Sansevero (GB) (Showcasing {GB}), was under pressure before halfway and finished a well-beaten last of four.

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