Full-Brother To Snowfall On Deck In Ireland


The late Snowfall | Racingfotos.com

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. Wednesday's Observations features a full-brother to Classic winner Snowfall (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}).

15.05 Leopardstown, Mdn, €13,500, 3yo, c/g, 10fT
Coolmore and Westerberg's NEWFOUNDLAND (IRE) (Deep Impact {Jpn}), a G1 Epsom Derby and G1 Irish Derby entry, is a son of G3 Give Thanks S. victrix Best In The World (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) and thus full-brother to G1 Epsom Oaks, G1 Irish Oaks and G1 Yorkshire Oaks heroine Snowfall (Jpn). One of two set to line up for Aidan O'Brien, his eight rivals include Donnacha O'Brien trainee and fellow debutant First Emperor (GB) (Galileo {Ire}), who is out of MG1SW G1 1000 Guineas winner Sky Lantern (Ire) (Red Clubs {Ire}) and thus kin to G1 Falmouth S. victrix Snow Lantern (GB) (Frankel {GB}).


16.50 Leopardstown, Mdn, €13,000, 3yo, f, 8fT
The hitherto untested ONLY (JPN) (Deep Impact {Jpn}), another Coolmore and Westerberg newcomer of note, is the first foal out of MG1SW dual Classic winner Winter (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}). Facing 11 here, she is joined by Aidan O'Brien stablemate Porto Cervo (American Pharoah), whose six black-type siblings include G1 Irish Oaks heroine Bracelet (Ire) (Montjeu {Ire}) and GI Belmont Oaks Invitational victrix Athena (Ire) (Camelot {GB}).



15:35 Saint-Cloud, Mdn, €27,000, unraced 3yo, f, 8fT
Mascaret (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), Godolphin's €620,000 Arqana September yearling out of G3 Hamburger Stuten-Preis victrix Daytona Bay (GB) (Motivator {GB}), exhibited a willing attitude from just off the pace and finished with a rattle to deny another Godolphin runner, Cantilena (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}), by 3/4-of-a-length nearing the line for a debut win.

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