2.8-Million Guineas Book 1 Sensation Set For Kempton Debut

Kalidasa selling at Tattersalls October | Laura Green

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 Observations features Kalidasa, a 2.8 million gns Tattersalls October purchase.

 

18.00 Kempton, £6,800, Nov, 2yo, 8f (AWT)
Charlie Appleby representative KALIDASA (GB) (Frankel {GB}) hit the heights at last year's Tattersalls October Book 1 fixture when knocked down to Godolphin for 2.8-million guineas. The March-foaled bay is out of dual stakes-winning G1 Prix de l'Opera third So Mi Dar (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), herself a full-sister to MG1SW sire Too Darn Hot (GB) and multiple Group 1-placed distaffer Lah Ti Dar (GB). His 10 rivals include Lordship Stud's John and Thady Gosden trainee Fighter Command (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), who is out of a stakes-winning full-sister to G1 Derby hero Serpentine (Ire).

 

17.30 Kempton, £6,800, Nov, 2yo, 8f (AWT)
Godolphin newcomer EL CORDOBES (IRE) (Frankel {GB}), who fetched a whopping 2-million guineas at last year's Tattersalls October Book 1 sale, is out of a half-sister to G1 Haydock Sprint Cup heroine Tante Rose (Ire) (Barathea {Ire}). Opposition to the Charlie Appleby-conditioned debutant includes Marc Chan's Sardinian Warrior (Ire) (Saxon Warrior {Jpn}), who is a son of G1 Phoenix S. and G1 Matron S. heroine La Collina (Ire) (Strategic Prince {GB}), from the John and Thady Gosden stable.

 

13.00 Lingfield, £6,600, Nov, 2yo, f, 8f 1y (AWT)
George Strawbridge's homebred FRIENDLY SOUL (GB) (Kingman {GB}), a John and Thady Gosden trainee, is kin to six black-type perfomers headed by elite-level winners We Are (Ire) (Dansili {GB}), With You (GB) (Dansili {GB}) and Call The Wind (GB) (Frankel {GB}). Opponents include her once-raced stablemate Twin Peaks (GB) (Frankel {GB}), who is a full-sister to G1 Oaks and G1 Prix de Royallieu heroine Anapurna (GB).

12.30 Lingfield, £6,600, Nov, 2yo, f, 8f 1y (AWT)
Qatar Racing's hitherto unraced KALEIDOSCOPE (GB) (Kingman {GB}) is a half-sister to G3 Athasi S. winner Lightening Quick (GB) (Frankel {GB}) out of G1 Cheveley Park S. victrix Lightening Pearl (Ire) (Marju {Ire}). The John and Thady Gosden representative encounters nine contenders in this unveiling.

 

HOW THEY FARED
18.30 Wolverhampton, £9,950, Mdn, 2yo, 7f 36y (AWT)
Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum's Robeena (GB) (Calyx {GB}), a Roger Varian-trained half-sister to last year's GI Belmont Oaks Invitational heroine McKulick (GB) (Frankel {GB}), ran on well from off the pace to finish 5 3/4 lengths behind the winner in third.

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