Full to Irish Oaks Heroine Savethelastdance debuts at Newcastle

Savethelastdance | 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. Friday's Observations features a full-brother to Irish Oaks heroine Savethelastdance.

14.30 Newcastle, £9,950, Mdn, 2yo, 10f 42y (AWT)
Amo Racing's hitherto unraced MR HAMPSTEAD (Galileo {Ire}) is a $575,000 Keeneland September full-brother to this term's G1 Irish Oaks heroine Savethelastdance (Ire) and encounters seven in this debut. Opposition to the Roger Varian trainee includes Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum's fellow newcomer Meydaan (Ire) (Frankel {GB}), who is a son of G1 Pretty Polly S. victrix Nezwaah (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), from the Simon and Ed Crisford stable.


16.15 Newcastle, £6,600, Nov, 2yo, 7f 14y (AWT)
Sultan Ali's INVOLVEMENT (GB) (Lope De Vega {Ire}), a son of G1 Oaks third Lady Of Dubai (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), made a winning debut at Redcar in September and is burdened with a seven-pound penalty for that initial success. The Simon and Ed Crisford trainee's eight rivals include Kirsten Rausing homebred Heat Of Passion (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), who is a Sir Mark Prescott-trained half-sister to the Hong Kong Group 1-winning duo Time Warp (GB) (Archipenko) and Glorious Forever (GB) (Archipenko).

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