Daughter Of Hydrangea Debuts At Leopardstown

Dubawi | 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. Sunday's Observations features a daughter of Hydrangea (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}).

13.45 Leopardstown, Mdn, €15,000, 3yo, f, 8fT
WINGSPAN (IRE) (Dubawi {Ire}) is a notable newcomer from Ballydoyle, as the second foal out of the G1 British Champions Fillies & Mares S. and G1 Matron S. heroine Hydrangea (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) from the illustrious family of Hermosa (Ire) and The United States (Ire). She encounters a dozen peers, including Diane Nagle, Susan Magnier and Linda Shanahan's fellow debutante It'sonlyjustbegun (Ire) (Churchill {Ire}), a Jessie Harrington-trained half-sister to the G3 Prix d'Arenberg-placed Flaming Princess (Ire) (Hot Streak {Ire}).


13.58 ParisLongchamp, Debutantes, €27,000, 3yo, c/g, 10 1/2fT
QUANTUM MECHANICS (IRE) (Saxon Warrior {Jpn}) starts out for Flaxman Stables and Pascal Bary, who combined with his G1 Prix du Jockey Club-winning half-brother Study Of Man (Ire) by Saxon Warrior's sire Deep Impact (Jpn). He meets two Jean-Claude Rouget trainees in Gilles Forien's homebred Royal Cadeau (Fr) (Churchill {Ire}), a half-brother to the Derby hero Wings Of Eagles (Fr) (Pour Moi {Ire}); and Delius (GB) (Frankel {GB}), Coolmore and Westerberg's 675,000gns Tatts December Foal Sale graduate who is a half-brother to the listed scorer and multiple group-placed Juan Elcano (GB).

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