Daughter of Golden Slipper Heroine Estijaab Set for Kempton Bow

Estijaab | Bronwen Healy

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 Insights features a daughter of G1 Golden Slipper heroine Estijaab (Aus) (Snitzel {Aus}) set for her debut at Kempton.

16.55 Kempton, £6,800, Nov, 2yo, f, 8f (AWT)
Emirates Park's homebred EJAABIYAH (GB) (Frankel {GB}) is a Roger Varian-conditioned daughter of G1 Golden Slipper heroine Estijaab (Aus) (Snitzel {Aus}), who encounters a baker's dozen in this unveiling. She was due to make her debut at Yarmouth last month, but was denied her opportunity with the abandonment of that meeting. Her opponents include Sean Woods newcomer Cherry Burton (GB) (Cracksman {GB}), who is a 110,000gns Tattersalls October Book 1 daughter of stakes-winning G1 Oaks placegetter Shadow Dancing (GB) (Unfuwain), and Valmont's similarly unraced Seek And Destroy (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}), a sale-topping 260,000gns Tattersalls December yearling and a full-sister to G1 Australian Cup-winning sire Fifty Stars (Ire), from the Ralph Beckett stable.

18.00 Kempton, £9,900, Nov, 2yo, 8f (AWT)
Rockcliffe Stud's MIDNIGHT GUN (GB) (Kingman {GB}) is out of MG1SW 1000 Guineas heroine Sky Lantern (Ire) (Red Clubs {Ire}) and thus a homebred half-brother to G1 Falmouth S. victrix Snow Lantern (GB) (Frankel {GB}). The Ed Walker trainee encounters a dozen in this debut, including Qatar Racing and David Howden's Sword (GB) (Kingman {GB}), who is a 500,000gns Book 1 son of G1 Prix Jean Romanet runner-up Ame Bleue (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), representing John and Thady Gosden.

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