Brother To Lord North Set For Debut

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Postponed | Amy Lanigan

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. Today's Observations features a half-brother to multiple Group 1 winner Lord North.

13.35 Gowran, Mdn, €15,500, 2yo, f, 8fT
Craig Bernick's WILLAMETTE VALLEY (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}), one of two contenders from the Jessica Harrington stable, is a daughter of MGSW G1 Moyglare Stud S. and G1 Prix Marcel Boussac second Fire Lily (Ire) (Dansili {GB}). Her rivals include Shadwell's Giladah (Ire) (Muhaarar {GB}), who is a half-sister to two black-type performers out of MGSW G1 Epsom Oaks second Tarfasha (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}), herself one of two Dermot Weld nominees; and Coolmore and Westerberg's twice-raced History (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), who is a 2.8-million guineas Tattersalls October Book 1 daughter of MGSW GI Del Mar Oaks third Prize Exhibit (GB) (Showcasing {GB}).

20.00 Wolverhampton, Nov, £7,000, 2yo, 8f 142y (AWT)
Godolphin's hitherto untried MILITARY CROWN (GB) (Postponed {Ire}) is a Charlie Appleby-trained brother to G1 Prince of Wales's S. and G1 Dubai Turf hero Lord North (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}). The February-foaled homebred bay will sport a first-time hood and faces eight in this debut.

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