Half To Almanzor Debuts At Chantilly

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Almanzor | Haras d’Etreham

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. Today’s Observations features a half-brother to champion 3-year-old Almanzor.

2.25 Chantilly, Debutantes, €25,000, 3yo, c/g, 9 1/2f (AWT)
ANOTHER SKY (FR) (Le Havre {Ire}) is an intriguing newcomer on the card which sees the Dubai World Cup trials as a half-brother to the G1 Prix du Jockey Club and G1 English and Irish Champion S. hero Almanzor (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}). George Strawbridge owns the homebred with Freddy Head charged with his care as he encounters the Wertheimers’ Galawi (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}), a son of Head’s G1 Prix Vermeille winner Galikova (Fr) (Galileo {Ire}) who represents the Carlos Laffon-Parias stable.

3.35 Chantilly, Debutantes, €25,000, 3yo, f, 9 1/2f (AWT)
PETITE FOLIE (GB) (Australia {GB}) is another fascinating debutante on the fixture, being Ballymore Thoroughbred Ltd’s half-sister to this year’s G1 Poule d’Essai des Pouliches hero Persian King (Ire) (Kingman {GB}) who starts out for the same Andre Fabre yard. Among her rivals is the Wertheimers’ Papua (Fr) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}), a Carlos Laffon-Parias-trained half-sister to the stable’s G1 Prix Marcel Boussac heroine Indonesienne (Ire) (Muhtathir {GB}).

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