Half to Thunder Snow Set For Newcastle Debut


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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. Friday's Observations features a half-brother to dual G1 Dubai World Cup-winning Thunder Snow (Ire) (Helmet {Aus}).

13.25 Newcastle, Nov, £11,100, 2yo, 10f 42y (AWT)
Godolphin's hitherto unraced homebred ORIENTAL WORLD (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}) is a Charlie Appleby-trained half-brother to five black-type performers headed by dual G1 Dubai World Cup-winning sire Thunder Snow (Ire) (Helmet {Aus}). Once-raced rivals include Hugo Palmer trainee Nova Legend (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), who is a 550,000gns Tattersalls Book 1 half to MG1SW sire Shalaa (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}); Merry Fox Stud's Voodoo Queen (GB) (Frankel {GB}), who is a homebred daughter of G1 Moyglare Stud S. victrix Cursory Glance (Distorted Humor), from the Roger Varian stable; Lady Bamford's March Moon (Ire) (Frankel {GB}), who is a grandson of G1 Epsom Oaks and G1 Irish Oaks heroine Sariska (GB) (Pivotal {GB}); and the latter's John and Thady Gosden stablemate Medyaf (GB) (Sea The Moon {Ger}), who is a full-brother to MGSW & MG1SP G1 Deutsches Derby fourth Quest The Moon (Ger).


14.24 Fontainebleau, Mdn, €27,000, unraced 2yo, c/g, 9fT
WALDSTAR (GB) (Sea the Stars {Ire}), owned in partnership by Gestuts Fahrhof and Ammerland, is a son of G2 Falmouth S. runner-up Waldmark (Ger) (Mark of Esteem {Ire}) and thus a half-brother to G1 St Leger hero Masked Marvel (GB) (Montjeu {Ire}) and to the dam of MG1SW G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe hero Waldgeist (GB) (Galileo {Ire}). The Andre Fabre trainee faces 13 fellow newcomers in this low-key unveiling.


15.10 Newcastle, Nov, £7,200, 2yo, 7f 14y (AWT)
William Haggas representative FRANTANCK (GB) (Frankel {GB}) is an unraced half-brother to MSW GI Beverly D. S. runner-up Awesometank (GB) (Intense Focus). His 13 opponents include Scuderia Archi Romani's homebred fellow debutant Master of Colours (GB) (Muhaarar {GB}), who is a Marco Botti-trained half-brother to this term's G1 Nassau S. heroine Lady Bowthorpe (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}).


17.30 Kempton, Nov, £7,000, 2yo, 8f (AWT)
Godolphin's €1.2-million Goffs November Foal sale graduate AL NAFIR (IRE) (Dubawi {Ire}), who is out of G1 Irish 1000 Guineas heroine Nightime (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), returns off a debut second behind the 'TDN Rising Star' display of Cash (Ire) (Shamardal) at Newmarket last month. He encounters Juddmonte debutant Chimed (GB) (Frankel {GB}), who is a Sir Michael Stoute-trained son of G1 Falmouth S. victrix Timepiece (GB) (Zamindar).


18.00 Kempton, Nov, £7,000, 2yo, 8f (AWT)
Godolphin's IMPERIAL CROWN (GB) (Frankel {GB}) is a 1.1-million guineas Tattersalls October Book 1 son of MG1SW European champion Attraction (GB) (Efisio {GB}). The Charlie Appleby incumbent is a full-brother to MGSW G1 Juddmonte International third Elarqam (GB) and is opposed by a baker's dozen in this debut.


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