Half to Novellist Debuts at Leopardstown

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Galileo | Emma Berry

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 Observations features a daughter of the late Galileo (Ire).

5:30 Leopardstown, Mdn, €16,500, 2yo, f, 8fT
MAGICAL LAGOON (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}) debuts for Zhang Yuesheng and Jessie Harrington and is a 305,000gns Book 1-bought half-sister to the G1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth S., G1 Grosser Preis von Baden and G1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud hero and sire Novellist (Ire) (Monsun {Ger}). She meets Ballydoyle's Madonnadelrosario (Ire) (Caravaggio), a half-sister to the G1 Prix Morny and G2 Coventry S.-winning sire The Wow Signal (Ire) (Starspangledbanner {Aus}) and to the G3 Naruo Kinen winner and G1 Takarazuka Kinen runner-up Unicorn Lion (Ire) (No Nay Never) who was fifth on debut here last month.

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