Amhran Na Bhfiann in Action at Naas

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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. Monday's Insights features this year's G1 Investec Derby third.

5.05 Naas, Mdn, €11,000, 3yo/up, 10fT
AMHRAN NA BHFIANN (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}) is a rarity as a G1 Epsom Derby placegetter needing to go back to maiden company, but this is the most unusual of years and Aidan O'Brien is looking for a timely confidence boost for the full-brother to the G1 Epsom Oaks heroine Was (Ire). The form of his third in the July 4 blue riband is far in excess of what his closest rival Zawara (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) achieved when second on the same day here, but that Aga Khan Dermot Weld-trained homebred is out of a half to Zarkava (Ire) (Zamindar) so improvement is expected. This also features another Ballydoyle blueblood in the unraced Gauntlet (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), a half-brother to the brilliant Danedream (Ger) (Lomitas {GB}).

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