Daughter of Siyarafina Debuts in Fascinating Chantilly Affair

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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 Prix Saint Alary winner Siyarafina (Fr) (Pivotal {GB}) at Chantilly.

12.50 Chantilly, Debutantes, €50,000, 2yo, f, 8fT
SIYANDRA (IRE) (Medaglia d'Oro) is the first foal out of The Aga Khan's G1 Prix Saint Alary winner Siyarafina (Fr) (Pivotal {GB}), who was out of a listed-winning and dual group-placed half-sister to the owner-breeder's sire sensation Siyouni (Fr) and the G1 Sun Chariot S. and GI E. P. Taylor S. heroine Siyouma (Ire) (Medicean {GB}). Francis-Henri Graffard has charge of the March-foaled homebred, whose peers include Ecurie Jean-Louis Bouchard's Million Miles Away (Fr) (Sea The Stars {Ire}), a Pascal Bary-trained daughter of the G1 Prix de Diane heroine Channel (Ire) (Nathaniel {Ire}) bought for €400,000 at last year's Arqana Deauville August; and a Wertheimer pair in the Christophe Ferland-trained Aventure (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}), a half to the G1 Prix Vermeille winner Left Hand (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), and the Andre Fabre-trained Solite (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), a daughter of the G1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud scorer Plumania (GB) (Anabaa) and a full-sister to the G2 Prix du Muguet winner Plumatic (GB).

15.05 Sandown, Novice, £12,000, 2yo, 7fT
DUKE'S COMMAND (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) cost Godolphin 1.6million gns at last year's Tatts Book 1, with his dam being a daughter of the revered Lillie Langtry (Ire) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}) and therefore a full-sister to the Classic heroines Minding (Ire), Tuesday (Ire) and Empress Josephine (Ire). Connections will be buoyed by the fact that Minding's Dubawi colt Henry Longfellow (Ire) placed himself in the elite of his generation in the recent G1 Vincent O'Brien National S. and Charlie Appleby opts for a track that he often sends his better juveniles to.

14.30 Sandown, Mdn, £10,000, 2yo, 8fT
DAMBUSTER (GB) (Kingman {GB}) was a 750,000gns buy-back by his breeder Chasemore Farm at Tatts Book 1 and is now one of Andrew Balding's Kingsclere stable as he prepares for his debut. A full-brother to the G3 Prestige S. winner Boomer (GB), the relative of The Cheka (Ire) (Xaar {GB}) meets a rare Shadwell runner for the Harry Eustace stable in Muttasil (Ire) (Kingman {GB}), a colt from the immediate family of Tamayuz (GB).


19.00 Newcastle, Novice, £6,600, 2yo, f, 6fT
Leveret (Ire) (Invincible Army {Ire}) may have had the pedigree, being a half-sister to the recent GI Beverly D S. heroine Fev Rover (Ire) (Gutaifan {Ire}), but was not expected to make waves on this debut at 33-1. Belying those odds despite a tardy break, the Manister House Stud homebred finished off strongly to be runner-up which augurs well for her future.

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