Congo River Catches The Eye On Curragh Debut

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Mendelssohn | 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. Saturday's Observations features a pricy Mendelssohn half-brother to stakes winner Jo Jo Air (Scat Daddy).

1.35 Curragh, Mdn, €20,000, 2yo, c/g, 6fT
CONGO RIVER (Mendelssohn) is the choice of Ryan Moore of the Ballydoyle duo in the maiden won two years ago by Arizona (Ire) (No Nay Never). A $400,000 Keeneland September graduate, the April-foaled half-brother to Scat Daddy's stakes winner Jo Jo Air from the family of the dual Grade I winner Switch (Quiet American) is joined by the Naas second Age of Kings (Ire) (Kingman {GB}), the 1.1 million gns Book 1 purchase whose dam is the G2 May Hill S. winner Turret Rocks (Ire) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}).

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