900,000gns Half to Garswood (GB) Debuts at The Curragh

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Uncle Mo | 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. Friday's Insights features a half-brother to Garswood (GB).

12.15 Curragh, Mdn, €16,500, 2yo, f, 8fT
Coolmore and Westerberg's FRILL (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}) is a half-sister to G1 Prix Maurice de Gheest-winning sire Garswood (GB) (Dutch Art {GB}) and one of three representing Aidan O'Brien in this debut. The 900,000gns Tattersalls October Book 1 yearling encounters 15, including twice-raced stablemate Madonna (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), who is a full-sister to G1 Moyglare Stud S. winner Maybe (Ire), herself the dam of MG1SW sire Saxon Warrior (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}); and Joseph O'Brien trainee Absolutely (Ire) (Uncle Mo), who is a Coolmore homebred daughter of G1 Irish Oaks heroine Bracelet (Ire) (Montjeu {Ire}).

1.20 Curragh, Mdn, €16,500, 2yo, 9fT
One of three contenders for Ballydoyle, Susan Magnier's LORD OF THE MANOR (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}) is a hitherto unraced full-brother to ill-fated MG1SP G1 Epsom Derby runner-up Cliffs of Moher (Ire). His one dozen opponents include stablemate and fellow newcomer Interpretation (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), who is out of a half-sister to G1 Dubai Sheema Classic victress Dolniya (Fr) (Azamour {Ire}).

6.15 Dundalk, Mdn, €14,000, 2yo, f, 7f (AWT)
Coolmore's hitherto unraced JOAN OF ARC (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}) sidestepped a heavy-ground engagement for Aidan O'Brien at The Curragh earlier in the week and encounters 13 rivals in this rescheduled debut. The homebred bay, out of G2 Cherry Hinton S. victress You'resothrilling (Storm Cat), is a full-sister to six stakes performers headed by MG1SW sire Gleneagles (Ire) and MG1SW G1 1000 Guineas and G1 Irish 1000 Guineas third Happily (Ire). Opposition features Donnacha O'Brien trainee On Tiptoes (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), who is out of G1 Coolmore Stud S. victress Nechita (Aus) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}); and Trevor Stewart's Holly Golightly (Ire) (Gleneagles {Ire}), who is a daughter of G1 July Cup runner-up Cassandra Go (Ire) (Indian Ridge {Ire}), from the Ger Lyons stable.

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