Daughter of Ribbons Unveiled at Nottingham

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Dubawi | Amy Lynam

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 Group 1 winner Ribbons (GB) (Manduro {Ger}).

1.00 Nottingham, Mdn, £6,300, 2yo, 8f 75yT
IMPERIAL SUN (Sea the Stars {Ire}) is a half-brother to the 2016 G1 St Leger hero Harbour Law (GB) (Lawman {Fr}) who debuts for his owner-breeder Sheikh Isa Salman Al Khalifa and John Gosden. He is joined by the similarly-unraced stablemate Patrolman (GB) (Golden Horn {GB}), Godolphin’s half-brother to their multiple Group 1-winning Haras du Logis resident Hunter’s Light (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}).

1.30 Nottingham, Mdn, £6,300, 2yo, f, 8f 75yT
MISSILE (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) is another high-profile Gosden newcomer on the card, being Westerberg’s 725,000gns Tattersalls October Book 1 purchase whose dam is the G1 Prix Jean Romanet winner Ribbons (GB) (Manduro {Ger}). She will have to be smart on debut to match Khalid Abdullah’s Noon Star (Galileo {Ire}), the Sir Michael Stoute-trained daughter of Midday (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}) and full-sister to the dual Group 3 scorer Midterm (GB) who was third on her racecourse bow at Salisbury last month.

 

 

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