Half to Monarch of Egypt Debuts at Naas

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Pioneerof the Nile | Louise Reinagel

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. Thursday’s Insights features a pricy half-brother to G1SP Monarch of Egypt (American Pharoah).

3.40 Yarmouth, Novice, £6,300, 2yo, 8f 3yT
FRANCESCO GUARDI (GB) (Frankel {GB}) is given a confidence boost in this four-runner affair, having finished third in Newbury’s Listed Washington Singer S. last month. The Ballylinch Stud-bred and James Ferguson-trained bay, whose dam is a stakes-placed half to Treve (Fr) (Motivator {GB}), meets The Queen’s unraced Chalk Stream (GB) (Sea the Stars {Ire}), a William Haggas-trained half-brother to the G1 Winx S. runner-up Invictus Prince (GB) (Dansili {GB}).

4.10 Yarmouth, Novice, £6,300, 2yo, f, 6f 3yT
AROUSING (GB) (Kodiac {GB}) represents the longstanding Lael Stable-William Haggas who have enjoyed high-profile success with her dual G1 Prix de la Foret-winning half-sister One Master (GB) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}). Out of the G3 Molecomb S. and G3 King George S. winner Enticing (Ire) (Pivotal {GB}), the April-foaled bay gets seven pounds from Hunscote Stud and Chris Humber’s Ville de Grace (GB) (Le Havre {Ire}), a Sir Michael Stoute-trained daughter of an unraced full-sister to the Grade I hero Prince Arch.

5.45 Naas, Debutantes, €15,500, 2yo, 7fT
KHARTOUM (Pioneerof The Nile) cost $1,000,000 at Keeneland September and debuts for Messrs Smith, Magnier, Tabor & Peter Brant and the Ballydoyle stable. A half-brother to the G1 Phoenix S. runner-up Monarch of Egypt by Pioneerof The Nile’s son American Pharoah, the April-foaled bay meets Aquis Racing and Khalifa Bin Ahmed Al-Attiya’s Southern Lights (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}), a Joseph O’Brien-trained €550,000 Goffs Orby graduate from the family of High Chaparral (Ire).

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