Half To Ultra Debuts At Doncaster


A half-brother to Ultra debuts at Doncaster | Marc Ruhl

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 Group 1 winner Ultra (Ire) (Manduro {Ger}).

2.12 Doncaster, £7,800, Mdn, 2yo, 7f 6yT
MODERN DANCER (GB) (Kingman {GB}) is a notable Godolphin debutante, being a half-brother to the G1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere-winning sire Ultra (Ire) (Manduro {Ger}) from the late Gerald Leigh's excellent family of Bosra Sham and Hector Protector. Charlie Appleby introduces the March-foaled bay and also the fellow newcomer Ocean Ridge (GB) (Lope de Vega {Ire}), a colt from the family of Makfi (GB).


4.25 Salisbury, Novice, £7,250, 3yo/up, f/m, 9f 201yT
SEA GIFTED (IRE) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) lines up on debut in the Sunderland Holdings colours for the William Haggas stable replete with talented performers in 2022. A full-sister to the G1 Sydney Cup hero Shraaoh (Ire) and Group 3 winner Raheen House (Ire) and half to Born With Pride (Ire) (Born To Sea {Ire}) who took the Listed Montrose Fillies' S. on her racecourse bow, the February-foaled bay meets Cheveley Park Stud's similarly-unraced Infinitive (GB) (Ulysses {Ire}), a Sir Michael Stoute-trained daughter of the G1 Falmouth S. and G1 Sun Chariot S. heroine Integral (GB) (Dalakhani {Ire}) who has already produced the listed-placed Fundamental (GB) (Dark Angel {Ire}).

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