Daughter of G1SW Cursory Glance Set For Notts Bow

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Iffraaj | 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 Group 1 winner Cursory Glance (Distorted Humor).

11.50 Chantilly, Mdn, €27,000, 2yo, c/g, 8fT
Coolmore and Westerberg's JASPEROID (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) is a Denford Stud-bred son of G2 Cherry Hinton S. and G3 Albany S. victrix and G1 Cheveley Park S. second Illuminate (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}). Opposition to the Andre Fabre-conditioned debutant includes Alain and Gerard Wertheimer's fellow newcomer Ilic (Ire) (Iffraaj {GB}), who is a son of G1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches and G1 Prix d'Astarte runner-up Impressionnante (GB) (Danehill) and thus a sibling of G1 Prix du Jockey Club-winning sire Intello (Ger) (Galileo {Ire}), from the Freddy Head stable.

 

13.30 Nottingham, Mdn, £7,000, 2yo, 8f 75yT
KHK Racing's 2.7-million October Book 1 purchase Akhu Najla (GB) (Kingman {GB}) ran second for Roger Varian in his Leicester unveiling Tuesday and the partnership is represented by another expensive debutant, £480,000 [email protected] Breeze-Up graduate ELDAR ELDAROV (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), in this extended one-mile test. The February-foaled bay, who traded for £110,000 as an [email protected] yearling, is a product of the flourishing Lanwades Stud nursery and a grandson of the operation's MG1SW distaffer Albanova (GB) (Alzao). He is set to encounter Godolphin's Team Gosden representative Rockfire (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}), who is out of G2 Ribblesdale S. runner-up Flame of Gibraltar (Ire) (Rock of Gibraltar {Ire}), herself kin to five black-type performers headed by MGSW G1 Premio Vittorio di Capua third Echo of Light (GB) (Dubai Millennium {GB}).

 

14.05 Nottingham, Mdn, £7,000, 2yo, f, 8f 75yT
Merry Fox Stud's homebred VOODOO QUEEN (GB) (Frankel {GB}), who was withdrawn from last year's Tattersalls October Book 1 fixture, is a daughter of G1 Moyglare Stud S. heroine Cursory Glance (Distorted Humor) and another intriguing contender from the Roger Varian stable for a contest won last year by subsequent G3 Musidora S. second Noon Star (Galileo {Ire}). Her 10 rivals feature Lord Lloyd-Webber's hithero unraced Peace Offering (GB) (Lope de Vega {Ire}), who is a John and Thady Gosden-trained granddaughter of the dual Classic-placed GI Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup heroine Together (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}).

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