Half To Group 1 Winner Silasol Debuts At La Teste


Oasis Dream | Juddmonte

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 Wertheimer-bred sibling to a Group 1 winner.

11.25 La Teste de Buch, Mdn, €13,000, unraced 3yo, 10 1/2fT

Alain and Gerard Wertheimer's homebred STAMINA (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}) is out of G2 Prix de Sandringham third Stormina (Gulch) and thus a half-sister to G1 Prix Marcel Boussac and G1 Prix Saint-Alary victress Silasol (Ire) (Monsun {Ger}). Opposition to the Christophe Ferland trainee includes Godolphin's Adept (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), who is a homebred daughter of G1 Epsom Oaks heroine Qualify (Ire) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}), herself a 1.6-million guineas Tattersalls December purchase; Team Valor International's Attendante (Fr) (War Command), who is a half-sister to GSW G1 Epsom Oaks, G1 Irish Oaks and G1 Prix de l'Opera placegetter Fleeting (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}) from the Yan Durepaire stable; and Coolmore's Landmark (Ire) (Gleneagles {Ire}), who is a Jean-Claude Rouget-trained half-brother to G3 Acomb S. winner and GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf fourth Dundonnell (First Defence).

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