Classic Tilt In The Balance For Snow Lantern


Frankel | Bronwen Healy

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 daughter of a Classic winner who is herself on that path.

1.00 Newbury, Mdn, £10,000, 3yo, 8fT
SNOW LANTERN (GB) (Frankel {GB}) is out to book a potential place in the line-up for the G1 1000 Guineas in three weeks' time that her dam Sky Lantern (Ire) (Red Clubs {Ire}) captured in 2013. Rockcliffe Stud's Richard Hannon-trained homebred, who was second on debut to the subsequent G2 May Hill S. third Zabeel Queen (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) at Ascot in July, encounters Juddmonte's Derab (GB) (Sea the Stars {Ire}), a John and Thady Gosden-trained half-brother to Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) who was also runner-up on his introduction to 'TDN Rising Star'. La Barrosa (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) at Ascot in September.

1.23 ParisLongchamp, Debutantes, €27,000, 3yo, c/g, 10 1/2fT
IN CROWD (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) is the latest progeny out of George Strawbridge's star mare In Clover (GB) (Inchinor {GB}), who has already produced the trio of Group 1 winners Call the Wind (GB) (Frankel {GB}), With You (GB) and We Are (Ire) with the latter two by Dansili (GB). Freddy Head has charge of the April-foaled chestnut, whose nine peers include Like You (GB) (Kingman {GB}), Jean-Pierre-Joseph Dubois's half-brother to the G1 Prix Vermeille third Ligne D'Or (GB) (Dansili {GB}) from the Fabrice Vermeulen yard.

1.58 ParisLongchamp, Debutantes, €27,000, 3yo, f, 10 1/2fT
ALISOL (IRE) (Frankel {GB}) is another notable from the Freddy Head stable, being the Wertheimers' daughter of their G1 Prix Marcel Boussac and G1 Prix Saint-Alary heroine Silasol (Ire) (Monsun {Ger}). Taking on the February-foaled bay is Haras de la Perelle's Robbia (Fr) (Le Havre {Ire}), a Francis-Henri Graffard-trained daughter of the GI E. P. Taylor S. winner Reggane (GB) (Red Ransom).

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