Observations: Brother to Elite Status Debuts at Lingfield

The full-brother to Elite Status (pictured) debuts at Lingfield on Tuesday Scoop Dyga

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. Tuesday's Observations features the full-brother to Elite Status and the son of dual Group 1 heroine Silasol.

18.45 Lingfield, Novice, £6,300, 2yo, 6f (AWT)
SOLDIER'S HEART (GB) (Havana Grey {GB}), a full-brother to the G3 Prix de Cabourg winner Elite Status (GB) who was the joint-highest-priced colt at Tattersalls Book 2 when selling for 425,000gns, debuts for Victorious Racing and Simon and Ed Crisford. Among his rivals is the similarly unraced Brandywine Falls (GB) (Bated Breath {GB}), a Roger Varian-trained homebred of John Deer's who is a full-brother to the stable's G2 Rockfel S. winner and G1 Moyglare Stud S. and GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf runner-up Daahyeh (GB) and half-brother to last year's G1 Prix Maurice de Gheest third Saint Lawrence (Ire) (Al Kazeem {GB}).

14.30 Saint-Cloud, Debutantes, €30,000, 2yo, c/g, 7fT
SILIUS (IRE) (Dubawi {Ire}) bids to continue the weekend momentum of the Wertheimers and Christophe Ferland in this intriguing affair which has attracted 2-year-olds with more of a Classic pedigree. A son of the G1 Prix Marcel Boussac and G1 Prix Saint-Alary heroine Silasol (Ire) (Monsun {Ger}), he meets Ecurie Jean-Louis Bouchard's Burn To Shine (GB) (Hello Youmzain {Fr}), a Pascal Bary-trained €180,000 Arqana Deauville August purchase whose half-siblings include the G1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere hero National Defense (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}).

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