Next Stop Chelmsford For Lautrec

A half-brother to St Mark's Basilica returns to the races on Thursday | Scoop Dyga

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 a half-brother to St Mark's Basilica (Fr).

17.50 Chelmsford City, Novice, £8,000, 3yo/up, 10fT
LAUTREC (GB) (Kingman {GB}) made a winning start at Newcastle in November and takes a small step here with the Gosdens keen on protecting their precious Juddmonte commodity for now. A half-brother to the brilliant St Mark's Basilica (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}) and to the G1 2000 Guineas-winning sire Magna Grecia (Ire) by Kingman's sire Invincible Spirit (Ire), the 600,000gns Tattersalls Book 1 purchase should have no problems gaining another confidence boost here.

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