Dubawi's Arqana May Star Debuts At Haydock

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. Friday's Insights features a relation to listed winner English King (Fr) (Camelot {GB}).

18.15 Haydock, Novice, £10,000, 2yo, 7f 212yT
AGE OF TIME (FR) (Dubawi {Ire}) was, at €800,000, the second-highest-priced breezer at Arqana May when purchased by Godolphin and is the first foal out of a half to the Listed Lingfield Derby Trial winner English King (Fr) (Camelot {GB}) connected to the likes of Magic Wand (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), Chicquita (Ire) (Montjeu {Ire}) and Dubawi's Emily Dickinson (Ire). Charlie Appleby launches him in the race won two years ago by Triple Time (Ire) (Frankel {GB}).

16.49 Newmarket, Mdn, £8,000, 2yo, 6fT
QIRAT (GB) (Showcasing {GB}) debuts for Juddmonte and Ralph Beckett and is a half-brother to the recent G1 Irish Oaks runner-up Bluestocking (GB) (Camelot {GB}) and son of the G1 Matron S. heroine Emulous (GB) (Dansili {GB}). He meets Phil Cunningham's fellow newcomer Fool's Gold (Ire) (Galileo Gold {GB}), a Richard Spencer-trained half-brother to last year's G1 Prix de l'Abbaye heroine The Platinum Queen (Ire) (Cotai Glory {GB}).

18.00 Newmarket, Debutantes, £8,000, 2yo, 7fT
BREAK THE BANK (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) cost King Power Racing 350,000gns at the Book 1 Sale, due largely to the fact that he is a half-brother to their five-times Group 2 winner Beat The Bank (GB) (Paco Boy {Ire}). Like that classy and tough miler and the G3 Chipchase S. scorer Chil Chil (GB) (Exceed And Excel {Aus}) and listed scorer Auria (GB) (Muhaarar {GB}), he is under the care of Andrew Balding whose 2-year-olds seem to be above-average on recent evidence. Among the other newcomers in a fascinating contest is Amo Racing's €360,000 Goffs Orby purchase Monsieur Fudge (GB) (Frankel {GB}), a Richard Hannon-trained son of the GI E. P. Taylor S. heroine Miss Keller (Ire) (Montjeu {Ire}).

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