Half to Danedream Set for Curragh Launch

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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. Saturday's Observations features a half to G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Danedream (Ger) (Lomitas {GB}) on debut at the Curragh.

13.10 Curragh, Mdn, €16,500, 2yo, 9fT
ILLINOIS (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}) is the latest progeny out of Danedrop (Ire) (Danehill), whose ground-breaking daughter Danedream (Ger) (Lomitas {GB}) still boasts one of the fastest Arcs on record. A full-brother to the G3 Chester Vase winner Venice Beach (Ire), he appears to be the pick of the quartet of Ballydoyle runners including the Moyglare Stud colour-bearer Mont St Michel (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), a son of the dual grade I-winning Switch (Quiet American) and Tour Of Duty (Ire) (Camelot {GB}), a 450,000gns Book 1 graduate from the family of Kew Gardens (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}).

16.25 Newmarket, Mdn, £10,000, 2yo, 7fT
MILITARY LEADER (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) makes his debut in his home town, with Charlie Appleby having withdrawn the half-brother to this year's G1 Coronation S. third Sounds Of Heaven (GB) (Kingman {GB}) from his intended debut at Kempton last month. One of Godolphin's big Tatts Book 1 purchases at 1.5million gns, the May-foaled bay from the family of Galileo's Hydrangea (Ire), The United States (Ire) and Hermosa (Ire) is joined by the stable's fellow newcomer Point Sur (Ire) (Too Darn Hot {GB}), a half-brother to the yard's classy stayer New London (Ire) by Too Darn Hot's sire Dubawi (Ire).

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