Ballydoyle Newcomer Catches The Eye At York

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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. Wednesday's Observations features a half-brother to Group 1 winner Sudirman (Henrythenavitagor).

16.45 York, Novice, £30,000, 2yo, c/g, 5fT
THE CARIBBEAN (IRE) (No Nay Never) is a rare Ballydoyle debutante in Britain these days, albeit at the track which the stable used to introduce smart juveniles such as Stravinsky in the 90s. A half-brother to the G1 Phoenix S. and G2 Railway S.-winning 2-year-old Sudirman (Henrythenavigator), as well as to Galileo's smart Star Of India (Ire) and Roman Empire (Ire), the January-foaled bay encounters the well-regarded Karl Burke newcomer Kylian (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}), Sheikh Hamed Dalmook Al Maktoum's initial foal out of the Listed Radley S. winner Hikmaa (Ire) (Roderic O'Connor {Ire}), and Clipper Logistics' Brave Empire (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}), a Roger Varian-trained 450,000gns Book 1 purchase whose dam was twice listed-placed.

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