Half To Fancy Blue Debuts At Naas


Contarelli Chapel's Classic-winning sister Fancy Blue | 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. Today's Observations features a half-sister to 2020 Classic scorer Fancy Blue.

1.25 Naas, Mdn, €15,500, 2yo, f, 5f 205yT
CONTARELLI CHAPEL (IRE) (Caravaggio) is a half-sister to last year's G1 Prix de Diane and G1 Nassau S. heroine Fancy Blue (Ire) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) who debuts for Westerberg, Magnier, Tabor and Smith and Team Ballydoyle. Taking on the January-foaled grey is Juddmonte's Juncture (GB) (Dark Angel {Ire}), a Ger Lyons-trained homebred whose dam is an unraced half to the high-class Promising Lead (GB) (Danehill) and Visit (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}).  

4.35 Naas, Mdn, €12,000, 3yo, f, 10fT
FLORA (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}) is the eighth foal out of the G1 Irish Oaks heroine Moonstone (GB) (Dalakhani {Ire}), which makes her a full-sister to the G1 Epsom Derby runner-up US Army Ranger (Ire) and a half to the talented dual Group 3 winner Nelson (Ire) (Frankel {GB}). Also starting out for the first time for Ballydoyle is Loyal (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), a daughter of the listed scorer and multiple group-placed Chartreuse (Ire) (Lawman {Fr}) who races for Ballylinch Stud, Susan Magnier and Michael Tabor.

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