Brother to Broome Unveiled at The Curragh


Australia | 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. Wednesday's Observations features a full-brother to MGSW Broome (Ire) (Australia {GB}).

4.30 Curragh, Mdn, €16,500, 2yo, c/g, 7fT
POINT LONSDALE (IRE) (Australia {GB}) is a full-brother to the current Ballydoyle stalwart Broome (Ire) who cost 575,000gns at the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 1. Described as a sharper type than that multiple group winner by Aidan O'Brien, the March-foaled bay is introduced in the maiden won by Lope Y Fernandez (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) two years ago.
5.00 Curragh, Cond, €22,000, 2yo, 6fT
ELLIPTIC (IRE) (Caravaggio) impressed when beating the subsequent Group 3-placed Quick Suzy (Ire) (Profitable {Ire}) on her debut at Tipperary in April and gets the chance to cement her claims for Royal Ascot having missed the Listed First Flier S. here last month. Donnacha O'Brien saddles his mother's homebred, who due to her five-pound penalty races on the same terms as the unraced colts Rapidus (Ire) (Caravaggio), Ballydoyle's half-brother to the G2 Richmond S.-winning sire Harbour Watch (Ire) (Acclamation {GB}), and Dr Zempf (GB) (Dark Angel {Ire}), the Peter Brant-Ger Lyons project who is a 420,000gns Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 1 graduate and son of the G3 Prix Eclipse winner Souvenir Delondres (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}).
7.40 Curragh, Mdn, €12,000, 3yo/up, f/m, 12fT
ESPANIA (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}) is the €3-million Goffs Orby topper who debuts for Ballydoyle in the Westerberg silks. An April foal, the bay is a full-sister to the G1 Epsom Oaks heroine Forever Together (Ire) and the G1 Fillies' Mile winner Together Forever (Ire) and a half to the G1 Prix Jean Prat-winning sire Lord Shanakill (Speightstown).

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