Brother To Southern France Debuts At Newmarket


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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. Today's Insights features a full-brother to Classic-placed runner.

1.05 Newmarket, Mdn, £8,000, 2yo, 8fT
BOLSHOI BALLET (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}) debuts for Ballydoyle and is a full-brother to the G1 St Leger third Southern France (Ire). The April-foaled bay meets Godolphin's €500,000 Goffs Orby purchase Mystical Dawn (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}), a Charlie Appleby-trained colt whose dam is a half to the high-class Banimpire (Ire) (Holy Roman Emperor {Ire}).

3.55 Newmarket, Mdn, £6,900, 2yo, 7fT
FABRIZIO (GB) (Frankel {GB}) was a 300,000gns Tattersalls October Book 1 purchase by Godolphin and debuts for Charlie Appleby on a card which may provide Classic pointers. Out of a half to the Italian luminaries Jakkalberry (Ire) (Storming Home {GB}), Crackerjack King (Ire) (Shamardal) and Awelmarduk (Ire) (Almutawakel {GB}), he has a fair form standard to aim at with Anthony Rogers's Wise Judgement (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}), a Mark Johnston-trained son of the G3 Park Hill S. winner Discreet Brief (Ire) (Darshaan {GB}).

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