Daughter Of Dancing Rain Primed For Ascot Debut

The late Shamardal is represented at Ascot | Darley

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. Wednesday's Observations features a daughter of the Classic winner Dancing Rain (Ire) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}).

16.35 Ascot, Nov, £40,000, 3yo, f, 7f 213yT
Godolphin's hitherto unraced DIAMOND RAIN (GB) (Shamardal) is a daughter of G1 Oaks and G1 German Oaks heroine Dancing Rain (Ire) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}) and thus a half-sister to dual Group 2-winning G1 Fillies' Mile and G1 Jebel Hatta placegetter Magic Lily (GB) (New Approach {Ire}) and stakes-winning G1 Grand Prix de Paris third Jalmoud (GB) (New Approach {Ire}). Seven-strong opposition to the Charlie Appleby trainee includes Juddmonte's Echo Lima (GB) (Kingman {GB}), who is a Ralph Beckett-trained half-sister to four black-type performers headed by GI Jenny Wiley S. heroine Juliet Foxtrot (GB) (Dansili {GB}); Shadwell homebred Fayqa (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), who is kin to a trio of black-type performers out of dual Group-winning G1 Oaks runner-up Tarfasha (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}), from the Kevin Philippart de Foy stable; and The Thoroughbred Corporation's 280,000gns Book 1 graduate Shaha (Ire) (Cracksman {GB}), who is a John and Thady Gosden-trained daughter of the multiple Group 1-placed Board Meeting (Ire) (Anabaa) and thus kin to G1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud third Big Blue (GB) (Galileo {Ire}).

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