Half-Sister To Florida Derby Hero Materiality Primed For Kempton Debut

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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 Observations features a half-sister to GI Florida Derby hero Materiality (Afleet Alex).

18.00 Kempton, Nov, £7,000, 3yo, 10f 219y (AWT)
John Gunther's homebred FLOWERS (GB) (Frankel {GB}), a Ralph Beckett-trained daughter of GII Beaumont S. and GIII Saint Ysabl S. third Wildwood Flower (Langfuhr), is a half-sister to GI Florida Derby hero Materiality (Afleet Alex) and GI Kentucky Oaks and GI First Lady S. placegetter My Miss Sophia (Unbridled's Song). Her five rivals include Godolphin's Through The Ages (GB) (Golden Horn {GB}), a gelded half-brother to five black-type performers headed by three-time top-level victrix Wild Illusion (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) and GI Breeders' Cup Turf hero Yibir (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}); Qatar Racing's thrice-raced maiden Maasai Mara (GB) (Roaring Lion), who is a son of MGSW G1 Prix Saint-Alary, GI Jenny Wiley S. and GI Gamely S. runner-up Wekeela (Fr) (Hurricane Run {Ire}), representing the John and Thady Gosden stable; and Sir Alex Ferguson's Andrew Balding-trained homebred Hampden Park (GB) (Sea The Moon {Ger}), who is out of a full-sister to G1SW sire Querari (Ger) (Oasis Dream {GB}).

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