650k Arqana August Graduate Set For Cork Debut

Galileo | Emma Berry

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. Friday's Observations features a pricy auction purchase.

16.00 Cork, Mdn, €12,000, 3yo, 12f 25yT
Aidan O'Brien trainee HIGHBURY (FR) (Galileo {Ire}) is a full-brother to the stakes-placed Friendly Face (Ire) out of G3 Prix d'Arenberg victrix and G1 Cheveley Park S. third High Celebrity (Fr) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}). Opposition to the €650,000 Arqana August graduate include Marguerite Joyce's Royal Entry (Ire) (Fracas {Ire}), who is a homebred full-sister to G3 Round Tower S. victor Smash Williams (Ire), from the Jim Bolger stable.

 

14.33 Doncaster, Nov, £10,800, 3yo, 7f 6yT
Juddmonte's hitherto unraced STANAGE (GB) (Kingman {GB}), a John and Thady Gosden trainee, is a full-brother to G2 Coventry S.-winning sire Calyx (GB) and Listed Rosemary S. victrix Coppice (GB). His 10 rivals include Andrew Balding-trained Juddmonte debutante Upscale (GB) (Kingman {GB}), who is a homebred daughter of G3 Fred Darling S. winner Dandhu (GB) (Dandy Man {Ire}).

 

16.10 Sandown, Nov, £20,000, 3yo, 9f 209yT
Juddmonte debutante SIYOLA (IRE) (Siyouni {Fr}), another John and Thady Gosden representative, is a homebred daughter of G1 Falmouth S. heroine Timepiece (GB) (Zamindar). She encounters seven rivals in this distaffers' heat.

 

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