O'Brien Bids For Sales Race Glory At Doncaster With Johannes Brahms

Siyouni | The Aga Khan's Studs

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 the return of a 'TDN Rising Star'.

14.25 Doncaster, Cond, £300,000, 2yo, 6f 111yT
JOHANNES BRAHMS (GB) (Siyouni {Fr}) earned TDN Rising Star status on debut at Naas in May and has done nothing wrong in two subsequent starts, meeting one too good in the Listed Windsor Castle S. at Royal Ascot and in York's G2 Gimcrack S. Aidan O'Brien brings him to Doncaster for this Weatherbys Scientific £300,000 2-Y-O S., where Kennet Valley Syndicates' unbeaten Dragon Leader (Ire) (El Kabeir) lies in wait with 10 pounds less to carry than the Ballydoyle colt due to median price of their sires' yearlings sold last year. Johannes Brahms' rider Ryan Moore knows all about Dragon Leader, having ridden the Clive Cox-trained colt to an impressive success in York's Goffs UK Harry Beeby Premier Yearling S. last month.


17.25 Naas, Debutantes, €16,000, 2yo, 7fT
GALLANTLY (GB) (Frankel {GB}) debuts in the silks of his breeder Peter Brant, with the Ballydoyle newcomer owned in partnership with messrs Magnier, Tabor and Smith a son of the G1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches heroine Precieuse (Ire) (Tamayuz {GB}) who went on to add the GIII Honey Fox S. to her tally under the care of Chad Brown. Donnacha O'Brien saddles At Dawn (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) in the Westerberg colours and she is the first foal out of the G3 Killavullan S. winner Coral Beach (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}).


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