Marlinka's Finale Comes Out at Newmarket

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Frankel | Bronwen Healy

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 final foal out of Marlinka (GB) (Marju {Ire}).

4.45 York, Mdn, £20,000, 2yo, 6fT
UBETTABEQUICK (IRE) (Wootton Bassett {GB}), the joint top-priced filly at the Arqana Deauville October Yearling Sale at €350,000, debuts for Martin Webb Racing and the Nigel Tinkler stable who teamed up with the 2020 G2 Flying Childers S. scorer Ubettabelieveit (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}). Another pricey yearling purchase in the race is Amo Racing's similarly unraced filly Queen Olly (Ire) (No Nay Never), a David Loughnane-trained relative of Tiger Moth (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) who fetched €300,000 at Goffs Orby.

 

7.10 Newmarket, Mdn, £10,000, 3yo, 10fT
SPECIAL ENVOY (GB) (Frankel {GB}) was a private purchase by Juddmonte for 850,000gns at the 2020 Book 1 Sale, with the Elite Racing Club having opted to buy him back at 1million gns the previous day. A half-brother to the champion sprinter Marsha (Ire) (Acclamation {GB}) and the dual Group 3-winning Judicial (Ire) (Iffraaj {GB}), the John and Thady Gosden-trained bay is the final foal out of Marlinka (GB) (Marju {Ire}).

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