Friday's Observations: Brother to Sealiway Starts at Sandown

Galiway | Haras de Colleville

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 Observations features a brother to Group 1 winner Sealiway.

14.40 Sandown, Mdn, £10,000, 2yo, 7fT
SUNWAY (FR) (Galiway {GB}) is a fascinating newcomer in a potentially informative juvenile exchange, being a full-brother to the G1 Champion S. and G1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere hero Sealiway (Fr) who made €300,000 at the Arqana August Sale. Debuting for his breeder Guy Pariente and Thomas Lines, the March-foaled bay is in the hands of David Menuisier who has opted to take on some experienced rivals in the race won two years ago by Native Trail (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}). Two of them are the Charlie Appleby-trained Yarmouth fourth Inner City (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}), the 1.1million gns Book 1 graduate and son of the G1 Pretty Polly S. heroine Urban Fox (GB) (Foxwedge {Aus}), and the Gosdens' Royal runner Crown Estate (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}). He is a son of the 2019 G1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches heroine Castle Lady (Ire) (Shamardal) who was also fourth on debut behind TDN Rising Star Ancient Wisdom (Fr) (Dubawi {Ire}) at Haydock last Friday.

 

16.15 Cork, Mdn, €16,000, 2yo, f, 6fT
BRILLIANT (IRE) (Gleneagles {Ire}) is a significant debutante for Aidan O'Brien, being a half-sister to the four-times group 1-winning Sussex and July Cup heroine Alcohol Free (Ire) (No Nay Never). A 650,000gns Book 1 purchase, the April-foaled chestnut is in deep against Flaxman Stables and Coolmore's Donnacha O'Brien-trained Mysteries (Ire) (No Nay Never), a Donnacha O'Brien-trained relative of Sadler's Wells' G1 Irish 2000 Guineas hero Saffron Walden (Fr) and fellow sire Dolphin Street (Fr) who was third to Ballydoyle's TDN Rising Star Matrika (Ire) (No Nay Never) at The Curragh last month.

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