Half to Just Wonderful Set For Punchestown Debut


Lope de Vega | Peter Mooney

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. Wednesday's Observations features a half-sister to GI Belmont Oaks Invitational S. placegetter Just Wonderful (Dansili {GB}).

13.30 Punchestown, Mdn, €14,000, 2yo, f, 7fT
Coolmore and Westerberg's WEST COAST (IRE) (Dark Angel {Ire}) is a daughter of G2 Rockfel S. victrix Wading (Ire) (Montjeu {Ire}) and thus kin to two black-type performers headed by G2 Rockfel S. winner and GI Belmont Oaks Invitational and G1 Matron S. placegetter Just Wonderful (Dansili {GB}). Opposition to the Aidan O'Brien trainee includes the twice-raced Radiyka (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}), who is a daughter of G2 Debutante S. winner and G1 Matron S. fourth Raydara (Ire) (Rock of Gibraltar {Ire}), from the Dermot Weld stable.

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