Half-Brother To Aclaim Set For Nottingham Bow


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 a half-brother to Group 1 winner and sire Aclaim (Ire) (Acclamation {GB}). 


16.00 Cork, Mdn, €12,000, 3yo/up, 10f 30yT
Aidan O'Brien trainee FLEET COMMANDER (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}) is a full-brother to this year's G1 Hong Kong Gold Cup hero Russian Emperor (Ire) and makes his belated debut here. The G1 Irish Derby entry encounters Olympicus (American Pharoah), who is a half-brother to G1 Yorkshire Oaks heroine Tapestry (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) out of MG1SW distaffer Rumplestiltskin (Ire) (Danehill), from the Joseph O'Brien stable.


16.45 Newbury, Mdn, £11,950, 3yo, 8fT
Shadwell Estate Company's homebred MORGHOM (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), representing Marcus Tregoning, is a half-brother to MGSW G1 Irish 2000 Guineas third Mustajeeb (GB) (Nayef). His 16 rivals include Paul Turner's fellow newcomer Heathen (GB) (Lope de Vega {Ire}), who is an Ed Dunlop-trained 200,000gns Tattersalls October Book 1 son of G1 Irish Oaks heroine Great Heavens (GB) (Galileo {Ire}).


18.15 Nottingham, Mdn, £7,500, 3yo, 10f 50yT
Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum is doubly represented in this late developers' contest and his first colours will be carried by 360,000gns Tattersalls October Book 1 Roger Varian trainee AIMERIC (GB) (Frankel {GB}), who is a half-brother to G1SW sire Aclaim (Ire) (Acclamation {GB}). Alternate silks will be sported by Richard Hannon representative Space Odyssey (GB) (Sea the Stars {Ire}), who is a homebred son of G1 Epsom Oaks third Lady of Dubai (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}). Also in the line up is Abulla Al Mansoori's Sea Stone (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}), who is out of G1 Fillies' Mile heroine White Moonstone (Dynaformer), from the Ismail Mohammed barn.

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