Frankel Son of Polydream Debuts at Chantilly

Frankel Juddmonte

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. Monday's Observations feature the first foal out of G1 Prix Maurice de Gheest heroine Polydream as well as the debuting daughter of Fiesolana and a half-sister to G1 Irish Derby runner-up Piz Badile.

15.40 Chantilly, Debutantes, €27,000, 3yo, c/g, 10 1/2fT
POLYSPEED (IRE) (Frankel {GB}) is a significant runner for the Wertheimers, being the first foal out of their G1 Prix Maurice de Gheest heroine Polydream (Ire) (Oasis Dream {GB}). In the hands of Christophe Ferland, he faces a notable Juddmonte purchase in Pergamon (Fr) (Frankel {GB}), an Andre Fabre-trained son of the G2 Rockfel S. winner Spain Burg (Fr) (Sageburg {Ire}) who cost €450,000 at the Arqana Deauville August Yearling Sale.

16.50 Chantilly, Debutantes, €27,000, 3yo, f, 10 1/2fT
EARENDEL (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}) is another Andre Fabre newcomer with serious upside, being a daughter of the Niarchos Family's G1 Matron S. heroine Fiesolana (Ire) (Aussie Rules). Responsible for Galileo's multiple group-placed Up Helly Aa (Ire), her latest progeny faces 12 peers tackling the Prix de Diane course and distance.

18.50 Naas, Mdn, €12,500, 3yo, f, 10f 84yT
TRANQUILLITATIS (GB) (Kingman {GB}) is another Niarchos blueblood to make her first start on the day, being a half-sister to the G3 Ballysax S. winner and G1 Irish Derby runner-up Piz Badile (Ire) (Ulysses {Ire}). Also trained by Donnacha O'Brien, the granddaughter of Shiva (Jpn) (Hector Protector) encounters Frank and Luke Barry's Realt Na Ri (Ire) (Kingman {GB}), a Jessica Harrington-trained half-sister to the G1 Phoenix S. and G1 Matron S. heroine La Collina (Ire) (Strategic Prince {GB}) whose 3-year-old colt Sardinian Warrior (Ire) (Saxon Warrior {Jpn}) was a winner on Sunday.

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