Son of G1SW Ballydoyle Set For Naas Debut


American Pharoah | Coolmore

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 Observations features a son of Group 1 winner Ballydoyle (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}).

14.00 Naas, Mdn, €15,500, 2yo, c/g, 5f 205yT
Westerberg & Coolmore's LEINSTER HOUSE (War Front) is the lone newcomer in an 11-strong field and gets assistance from Seamus Heffernan in this debut for Aidan O'Brien. The March-foaled bay is the second of four foals produced by G1 Prix Marcel Boussac heroine and G1 1000 Guineas and G1 Moyglare Stud S. runner-up Ballydoyle (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}). Ballydoyle's first is last term's Listed Ingabelle S. victrix and G2 Rockfel S. fourth Monday (Fastnet Rock {Aus}).

14.40 Great Yarmouth, Mdn, £10,000, 2yo, 8f 3yT
Godolphin's 800,000gns Tattersalls October Book 1 acquisition INGLETON (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), who is out of a winning half to MG1SW sire Fame and Glory (GB) (Montjeu {Ire}), debuts for Charlie Appleby in this eight-runner test. Opposition includes Qatar Racing's twice-raced Cowboy (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}), a Mark Johnston-trained son of G1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches runner-up Sea of Grace (Ire) (Born To Sea {Ire}).

16.55 Naas, Mdn, €15,500, 2yo, 7fT
Coolmore & Westerberg's UNITED NATIONS (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}) is kin to four stakes performers headed by G1 Vincent O'Brien National S. third and stakes-winning full-brother Christmas (Ire). His dam Christmas Kid (Lemon Drop Kid) was a $4.2-million 2011 Keeneland November purchase. The Aidan O'Brien incumbent is set to carry the first colours of Susan Magnier, whose second set is represented by Olympicus (American Pharoah), a Joseph O'Brien-trained half to G1 Yorkshire Oaks victrix Tapestry (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) out of G1 Moyglare Stud S. and G1 Prix Marcel Boussac heroine Rumplestiltskin (Ire) (Danehill). Untested rivals also include Shadwell's Aryaah (Ire) (Dandy Man {Ire}), who is a half-brother to this term's G1 Epsom Oaks runner-up Mystery Angel (Ire) (Kodi Bear {Ire}), from the Kevin Prendergast stable; White Bitch Farm's Porto Ercole (Ire) (Caravaggio), who is Ger Lyons-trained daughter of G1 Tattersalls Gold Cup placegetter Euphrasia (Ire) (Windsor Knot {Ire}); and His Highness The Aga Khan's Rihani (Ire) (Churchill {Ire}), who is a half-brother to G2 Debutante S. victrix and G1 Matron S. fourth Raydara (Ire) (Rock of Gibraltar {Ire}), from the Michael Halford yard.

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