Half To Recoletos Debuts At Deauville

Recoletos's Frankel half-sister debuts at Deauville | Scoop Dyga

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. Sunday's Observations features a half-brother to dual Group 1 winner and sire Recoletos (Fr).

14.33 Deauville, Debutantes, €50,000, 2yo, f, 6fT
MONTE SANCHA (FR) (Frankel {GB}) is a significant member of this valuable Prix de Lisieux, being a full-sister to the G1 Prix du Moulin de Longchamp and G1 Prix d'Ispahan-winning sire Recoletos (Fr) (Whipper), the G2 Prix de la Nonette scorer Castellar (Fr) (American Post {GB}) and the listed winner and dual group-placed Ricla (GB) (Adlerflug {Ger}). SARL Darpat France's homebred, who was bought back by their trainer Carlos Laffon-Parias for €480,000 at the 2021 Arqana December Breeding Stock Sale, unsurprisingly encounters some intriguing peers including Prince Faisal's Teeran (Ire) (Kingman {GB}), an Andre Fabre-trained half-sister to last year's 2000 Guineas fourth Eydon (Ire) (Olden Times {GB}).


13.23 Deauville, Debutantes, €50,000, 2yo, c/g, 6fT
EVADE (FR) (Wootton Bassett {GB}) represents Qatar Racing Limited and Andre Fabre and is a €300,000 Arqana Deauville August Yearling Sale graduate whose half-siblings include the G1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere-winning sire National Defense (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}). Among his rivals is Haras d'Etreham's Vercors (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}), a Fabrice Chappet-trained half-brother to this year's G1 Ranvet and G1 Queen Elizabeth S. hero Dubai Honour (Ire) (Pride Of Dubai {Aus}) who was a 220,000gns Book 1 graduate.

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