Half-Sister To Naval Crown Debuts In “Eswarah Maiden”

The late Shamardal | Darley

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 a 'half-sister to Group 1 winner Naval Crown (GB).

14.42 Newbury, Mdn, £12,000, 3yo, f, 10fT
MAGIC DREAM (IRE) (Shamardal) is an eyecatching debutante for Godolphin and Charlie Appleby in this race which saw the future Oaks winner Eswarah (GB) (Unfuwain) and Irish Oaks heroine Star Catcher (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) break their maidens. A half-sister to the stable's G1 Platinum Jubilee S. hero Naval Crown (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), she encounters a clutch of potential Oaks fillies in a fascinating affair.

 

16.20 Saint-Cloud, Debutantes, €27,000, 3yo, f, 8fT
ON THE CLOUDS (GB) (Too Darn Hot {GB}) is another intriguing Godolphin newcomer on the day, this time for Henri-Alex Pantall, being a half-sister to the triple G1 Dubai Turf and G1 Prince of Wales's S. hero Lord North (Ire) by Too Darn Hot's sire Dubawi (Ire). One of her peers in attendance is the Wertheimer's Solinah (GB) (Siyouni {Fr}), a Christophe Ferland-trained half-sister to the recent GII Pan American S. winner Kertez (GB) (Intello {Ger}).

 

16.50 Newbury, Debutantes, £12,000, 3yo, f, 7fT
TARQEEZ (IRE) (Kingman {GB}) represents Shadwell and Roger Varian, who combined to enjoy success with her half-sister Eshaada (GB) (Muhaarar {GB}) in the 2021 G1 British Champions Fillies & Mares S. Also of note is Yuesheng Zhang's Pride And Power (IRE) (Frankel {GB}), a Karl Burke-trained first foal out of the G3 Prix Sigy winner Big Brothers Pride (Fr) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) who is in turn kin to the G1 Prix Maurice de Gheest heroine Polydream (Ire) (Oasis Dream {GB}).

 

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