Half-Brother to G1SW Seismos Debuts at Deauville


Muhaarar | Shadwell

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 Insights features a half-brother to Group 1 winner Seismos (Ire) (Dalakhani {Ire}).

2.25 Deauville, Mdn, €22,000, unraced 2yo, c/g, 9 1/2f (AWT)
Ecki Sauren's SUDDEN DEATH (FR) (Muhaarar {GB}), a €30,000 Arqana October yearling purchase, is the latest of 13 foals out of a half-sister to MG1SW Deutsches Derby-winning sires Samum (Ger) (Monsun {Ger}) and Schiaparelli (Ger) (Monsun {Ger}) and G1 Preis der Diana (German Oaks) heroine Salve Regina (Ger) (Monsun {Ger}). The Henk Grewe trainee, a half-brother to G1 Grosser Preis von Bayern winner Seismos (Ire) (Dalakhani {Ire}) and MG1SP Preis der Diana runner-up Soberania (Ger) (Monsun {Ger}), has drawn stall three and faces 15 fellow firsters in this synthetic bow. His rivals include Alain and Gerard Wertheimer's Yorksea (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}), who is a Freddy Head-trained son of G1 Prix Saint-Alary victress Queen's Jewel (GB) (Pivotal {GB}); His Highness The Aga Khan's Vizeli (Fr) (Iffraaj {GB}), who is out of a stakes-winning half to MG1SW globetrotter Vazirabad (Fr) (Manduro {Ger}), from the Jean-Claude Rouget stable; and Haras du Mezeray and Ecurie Skymarc Farm's homebred Fenelon (Fr) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}), who is out of a MGSW half-sister to five black-type performers headed by G1 Prix d'Ispahan-winning sire Mekhtaal (GB) (Sea the Stars {Ire}), representing Nicolas Clement.

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