Half To Iridessa Debuts At The Curragh

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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. Today's Insights features a half-sister to multiple Grade/Group 1 winner Iridessa (Ire) (Ruler of the World {Ire}).

12.50 Curragh, Mdn, €25,000, 2yo, 8fT
SANTA BARBARA (IRE) (Camelot {GB}) debuts for Ballydoyle in this valuable Irish EBF Median Sires Series Maiden and is a half-sister to the four-times Group and Grade I-winning Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf heroine Iridessa (Ire) (Ruler of the World {Ire}). The March-foaled bay is the pick of Seamie Heffernan over the experienced stablemate Hector de Maris (Ire) (Camelot {GB}), a colt from the family of the great Urban Sea (Miswaki).

1.15 Newmarket, Mdn, £8,000, 2yo, f, 7fT
QUILTED (GB) (Frankel {GB}) debuts for Khalid Abdullah and Roger Charlton, who combined with her full-sister Quadrilateral (GB) to win last year's G1 Fillies' Mile. The April-foaled bay is one of two Juddmonte newcomers of note alongside the Ralph Beckett-trained Vesela (GB) (Frankel {GB}), the latest daughter of Arabesque (GB) (Zafonic) and therefore a half-sister to the sires Showcasing (GB) and Camacho (GB).

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