Daughter of Chicquita Debuts at Leopardstown

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Chicquita as a yearling | Emma Berry

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 Insights features a daughter of G1 Irish Oaks heroine Chicquita (Ire) (Montjeu {Ire}).

1.00 Leopardstown, Mdn, €16,500, 2yo, f, 8fT
NICEST (IRE) (American Pharoah) is a daughter of the G1 Irish Oaks heroine Chicquita (Ire) (Montjeu {Ire}) who debuts for the Tabor/Smith/Magnier axis and Donnacha O'Brien. A half-sister to the group-placed Secret Thoughts (War Front), she is from the immediate family of Magic Wand (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}).
4.55 Sandown, Mdn, £6,400, 2yo, 7fT
THUNDER SUN (FR) (Siyouni {Fr}) was a 450,000gns purchase at Tattersalls October Book 1 for Saeed Suhail who starts out for the Sir Michael Stoute stable. A half-brother to last year's G1 Grosser Dallmayr-Preis winner Danceteria (Fr) (Redoute's Choice {Aus}), the January-foaled bay is out of a group-winning half to Lope de Vega (Ire).

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