Half-Brother To St Mark's Basilica And Magna Grecia Set For Newcastle Bow

A Kingman half-brother to St Mark's Basilica (pictured) and Magna Grecia will run at Newcastle on Sunday | Scoop Dyga

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. Sunday's Observations features a half-brother to St Mark's Basilica (Fr) and Magna Grecia (Ire).

12.55 Newcastle, £10,300, Mdn, 2yo, 8f 5y (AWT)
Juddmonte's 600,000gns Tattersalls October Book 1 acquisition LAUTREC (GB) (Kingman {GB}), representing John and Thady Gosden, is half-brother to MG1SW sires St Mark's Basilica (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}) and Magna Grecia (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}). His four opponents include Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum's once-raced Temple City (GB) (Kingman {GB}), who is a son of G2 Lancashire Oaks winner Emirates Queen (GB) (Street Cry {Ire}) and thus kin to last month's GI Canadian International runner-up Royal Champion (Ire) (Shamardal). Temple City is accompanied by Karl Burke-trained stablemate Samphire Green (Ire) (Zoustar {Aus}), who is a half-brother to this term's G3 Prix Sigy victor Marshman (GB) (Harry Angel {Ire}).

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