MGSP Van Gogh Returns at The Curragh

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American Pharoah | Coolmore

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 Insights features the MGSP Van Gogh (American Pharoah).

1.25 Curragh, Mdn, €16,500, 2yo, 7fT
VAN GOGH (American Pharoah) reverts to maiden company after runner-up placings in the G3 Tyros S. and G2 Champions Juvenile at Leopardstown and should be able to make his class tell. Among the unraced members of the cast facing Ballydoyle’s son of the 2001 G1 Irish 1000 Guineas and G1 Epsom Oaks heroine Imagine (Ire) (Sadler’s Wells) and half-brother to Horatio Nelson (Ire) (Danehill) are Micheal Ryan’s homebred filly Rince Beo (Ire) (Frankel {GB}), a Johnny Murtagh-trained daughter of the “living legend” Finsceal Beo (Ire) (Mr. Greeley). Jim Bolger also unveils another daughter of a Classic winner in Wisteria Girl (Ire) (Dawn Approach {Ire}), with Joseph Joyce’s colour-bearer being out of the 2005 G1 Irish 1000 Guineas heroine Saoire (GB) (Pivotal {GB}).

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