Godolphin Bluebloods Take The Eye At Newmarket


Dubawi | Darley

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. Saturday's Observations features several well-pedigreed runners in the Godolphin blue.

1.55 Killarney, Mdn, €15,000, 2yo, 8f 30yT
THE PRAIRIE (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}) is the eighth foal out of the G1 Irish 1000 Guineas heroine Again (Ire) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}) and therefore a full-brother to the dual group 1-placed Delphinia (Ire), the multiple group-placed Delano Roosevelt (Ire) and the listed scorer Indian Maharaja (Ire). Aidan O'Brien introduces the February-foaled bay alongside Gulf Of Mexico (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), the 1.1-million gns Book 1 sensation who looked so promising on debut at The Curragh before backtracking at Punchestown last time.


2.50 ParisLongchamp, Cond, €300,000, 2yo, 8fT
DENMARK (GB) (Camelot {GB}) represents Ballydoyle in this Haras de Bouquetot Criterium Arqana for Arqana yearling graduates of 2021 and is an exciting prospect having won on his sole start over this trip at Naas at the start of last month. At €440,000 the Arqana Deauville October topper, the son of the dual Group 3 winner and G1 Prix de l'Opera runner-up Board Meeting (Ire) (Anabaa) meets Prime Equestrian Racing's bargain €13,000 October purchase Munch (GB) (New Bay {GB}). From the David Menuisier stable, she upstaged the subsequent impressive listed winner Sirona (Ger) (Soldier Hollow {GB}) in Goodwood's British EBF £100,000 2yo Fillies Series Final earlier this month.


3.17 Newmarket, Mdn, £10,000, 2yo, 8fT
IMPERIAL FRONTIER (IRE) (Dubawi {Ire}) is the second foal out of the GI Man o' War S. heroine Zhukova (Ire) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}), who is a half to Dubawi's brilliant Ghaiyyath (Ire) who excelled for this colt's connections after starting his career at this track. Charlie Appleby introduces the February-foaled full-brother to the stable's surefire future pattern-race performer First Ruler (GB) in a line-up that includes Saeed Suhail's A Dublin Lad (GB) (Ulysses {Ire}), the John and Thady Gosden-trained half-brother to the G2 Hungerford S. winner Sacred (GB) (Exceed And Excel {Aus}). A non-runner here at the last meeting, he is a 300,000gns Book 1 graduate which made him the sire's clear highest-priced progeny sold at auction last year.


3.52 Newmarket, Mdn, £10,000, 2yo, 7fT
MILITARY ORDER (IRE) (Frankel {GB}) is the second Godolphin newcomer to take the eye on the card, being an April-foaled full-brother to the 2021 Derby and King George-winning sensation Adayar (Ire). Charlie Appleby's representative meets Jeff Smith's similarly-unraced Arabian Storm (GB) (Kingman {GB}), an Andrew Balding-trained son of the owner-breeder's G1 Juddmonte International heroine Arabian Queen (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) who has already produced two winners by Frankel (GB) and one smart stayer in Spirit Mixer (GB).

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