Full-sister to Arc Hero Waldgeist Debuts at Chantilly


Waldgeist | 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. Tuesday's observations feature a full-sister to Arc winner Waldgeist (GB) (Galileo {Ire}).

14.20 Chantilly, Mdn, €27,000, unraced 3yo, f, 9 1/2f (AWT)
Andre Fabre trainee WILDFEDER (GB) (Galileo {Ire})–who represents the axis of Newsells Park Stud, Gestut Ammerland, Michael Tabor and Susan Magnier–is the fifth of six foals out of Gestut Ammerland's G3 Prix Penelope winner Waldlerche (GB) (Monsun {Ger}) and thus a full-sister to MG1SW G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe hero Waldgeist (GB). Also kin to G2 Prix de Malleret victrix Waldlied (GB) (New Approach {Ire}) and Listed Newmarket S. third Waldkonig (GB) (Kingman {GB}), she is confronted by 12 rivals in this debutantes' contest. They include Haras de Saint Pair's homebred Sub Sahara (Fr) (Muhaarar {GB}), who is a Jean-Claude Rouget-trained half-sister to MGSW G1 Champion S. third Subway Dancer (Ire) (Shamardal) and GSW G1 Grosser Preis von Bayern fourth Secret Advisor (Fr) (Dubawi {Ire}); and Haras d'Etreham's Ma Difference (Fr) (Scissor Kick {Aus}), who is a half-sister to last year's G1 Triumph Hurdle scorer Burning Victory (Fr) (Nathaniel {Ire}).


15.20 Chantilly, Mdn, €27,000, unraced 3yo, c/g, 9 1/2f (AWT)
His Highness The Aga Khan's SAIYDABAD (Blame) is a son of GSW G1 Prix du Moulin and G1 Prix Jean Romanet placegetter Sarkiyla (Fr) (Oasis Dream {GB}) and debuts for the Jean-Claude Rouget barn in this newcomers' heat. His 14 opponents include Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum's Alafdhal (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}), who is out of a half-sister to Shadwell's GSW G1 Prix Morny runner-up Alrahma (GB) (Shamardal), representing Freddy Head.

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