Half-Brother To Rockemperor Returns At HQ

Wootton Bassett | Coolmore

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 the return of Rhetorical (Ire).

19.45 Newmarket, Nov, £10,000, 3yo, 10fT
Highclere Thoroughbred Racing's Tattersalls October Book 1 purchase RHETORICAL (IRE) (Wootton Bassett {GB}), a William Haggas trainee who shed maiden status over this trip at Newbury last month, is a half-brother to GI Joe Hirsch Turf Classic victor Rockemperor (Ire) (Holy Roman Emperor {Ire}). His half-dozen rivals include George Strawbridge's Burrito (GB) (Lope De Vega {Ire}), who is a homebred half-brother to two Group 3 winners out of G1 Pretty Polly Stakes heroine Thistle Bird (GB) (Selkirk), from the John and Thady Gosden stable.


17.05 Ascot, Hcp, £110,000, 3yo, f, 8fT
Tim Porter's KITTY ROSE (GB) (Invincible Army {Ire}) encounters 29 opponents in this Sandringham Handicap coming back off a head second to subsequent G1 Irish 1000 Guineas runner-up A Lilac Rolla (Ire) (Harry Angel {Ire}) in April's G3 Priory Belle Stakes at Leopardstown. Rivals include Juddmonte's recent Doncaster winner Indelible (Ire) (Shamardal), who is a homebred half-sister to three black-type performers out of six-time elite-level winner Midday (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}), representing Ralph Beckett.

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