Full-Brother To Battaash Set For Tipp Unveiling


Battaash (pictured)'s full-brother steps out at Tipperary | Scoop Dyga

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. Thursday's Observations features a full-brother to Battaash (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}).


15.55 Tipperary, Cond, €22,000, 2yo, 5fT
THE ANTARCTIC (IRE) (Dark Angel {Ire}), a 750,000gns Tattersalls October Book 1 graduate representing Aidan O'Brien, is a full-brother to MG1SW speedster Battaash (Ire) and faces five rivals in this debut. Also in attendance is Genesis Thoroughbreds Club's once-raced Holdonfordearlife (Ire) (Make Believe {GB}), who is a Ken Condon-trained half-brother to GIII Florida Oaks third and GI Natalma S. fifth Secret Stash (Ire) (Mukhadram {GB}).


17.30 Tipperary, Mdn, €12,000, 3yo, 12f 100yT
Coolmore and Westerberg's DALMATIAN COAST (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}), who registered a close-up fifth in his Curragh debut over seven furlongs last October, is a half-brother to MGSW dual Classic-placed sire Ivawood (Ire) (Zebedee {GB}). One of three representing Aidan O'Brien and the selection of Ryan Moore, he is accompanied by hitherto unraced stablemate Olympic Flame (Ire) (Camelot {GB}), who is kin to a trio of black-type performers which includes G1 Grand Prix de Paris and G1 Sydney Cup hero Gallante (Ire) (Montjeu {Ire}).

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