Monday's Observations: Half-Sister to Buratino Debuts at Lingfield

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Buratino, a half-brother to first-time starter Vital Force | Darley

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. Monday's observations features a half-sister to Group 2 winner Buratino.

1.00 Lingfield, Nov, £9,600, 2yo, f, 8f 1y (AWT)
The Queen's hitherto unraced VITAL FORCE (IRE) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}), one of two contenders from the John Gosden stable, is a half-sister to G2 Coventry S. winner and MG1SP sire Buratino (Ire) (Exceed and Excel {Aus}) and faces 11 rivals in this intriguing affair. They feature untried stablemate Regent (GB) (Frankel {GB}), who is a Denford Stud homebred half-sister to G1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud and G1 Prix Jean Romanet heroine Coronet (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) and MG1SP sire Midas Touch (GB) (Galileo {Ire}); and Hugh Morrison trainee Hesperis (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), who is a full-sister to MGSW G1 Al Maktoum Challenge R3 fourth Move Up (GB) produced by GSW GI Flower Bowl Invitational and GI Spinster S. placegetter Rosinka (Ire) (Soviet Star).

3.00 Chantilly, Mdn, €22,000, 2yo, f, 9 1/2f (AWT)
Ballymore Thoroughbred Ltd's ANY TIME SOON (IRE) (Camelot {GB}) is a daughter of MG1SW stakes producer Aquarelliste (Fr) (Danehill) and kin to a trio of black-type performers headed by stakes-winning G1 Prix Jean Romanet runner-up Ame Bleue (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}). The Andre Fabre representative has drawn stall six and encounters 16 rivals in this unveiling.

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