Daughter Of Alpha Centauri Set For Leopardstown Unveiling

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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. Thursday's Observations features the second foal out of a four-time Group 1 winner.

16.45 Leopardstown, Mdn, €25,000, 2yo, f, 7f 47yT
The Niarchos Family's homebred filly PROXIMA CENTAURI (IRE) (Circus Maximus {Ire}) is the second foal thrown by four-time Group 1-winning Irish 1000 Guineas heroine Alpha Centauri (Ire) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}) and, like her dam, makes her debut over seven furlongs at this Foxrock venue. Her 10 opponents include Coolmore debutante Now (Ire) (Circus Maximus {Ire}), who is a Donnacha O'Brien-trained sibling of multiple Group 1-winning sire Rip Van Winkle (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}).

14.20 Newbury, Nov, £12,000, 2yo, 6 1/2fT
Godolphin's 525,000gns acquisition ANNO DOMINI (GB) (New Bay {GB}), who recorded the joint-fifth highest price at the recent Tattersalls Craven Breeze-Up sale, is a half-sister to three black-type performers headed by this year's G1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches runner-up Kathmandu (Ire) (Showcasing {GB}). The Charlie Appleby trainee is confronted by a cast of 10 on debut.

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