Daughter Of Talent Steps Out At Kempton


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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. Today's Observations features a daughter of Oaks winner Talent.

3.35 Fontainebleau, Mdn, €27,000, 3yo, c/g, 9fT
NINE WEST (GB) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) debuts for the Wertheimers and Andre Fabre and is a G1 Prix du Jockey Club entered half-brother to the operation's star miler Solow (GB) (Singspiel {Ire}). Before Solow managed to bring up a sequence of five Group 1 wins, he broke his maiden in June of his 3-year-old season so time is on this homebred's side.

5.05 Fontainebleau, Mdn, €27,000, 3yo, f, 9fT
STAR GARLAND (IRE) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) is another Fabre representative of note to debut on this card, being Godolphin's daughter of the G1 1000 Guineas, G1 Irish Oaks and G1 Yorkshire Oaks heroine Blue Bunting (Dynaformer). Entered in the G1 Prix de Diane, the February-foaled bay is joined by the stable's Love Child (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}), Lady Bamford's 700,000gns Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 1 graduate who is a half-sister to the G2 Prix Niel and G2 Prix Chaudenay winner Brundtland (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) and who was disappointing on her sole start at Deauville in July.

5.40 Kempton, Mdn, £5,300, 3yo, f/m, 10f 219y (AWT)
PRETTY FAIR (IRE) (Dubawi {Ire}) is a daughter of the G1 Epsom Oaks heroine Talent (GB) (New Approach {Ire}) who has already produced a classy individual by this sire in last year's G2 Prix Corrida winner and G1 Prix Jean Romanet runner-up Ambition (GB). Simon and Ed Crisford have charge of Mark Dixon and James Rowsell's homebred, who meets nine rivals on this debut.

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