Notable Ballydoyle Newcomer Runs At Leopardstown

Mount Kilimanjaro selling at Arqana's October Yearling Sale | Zuzanna Lupa

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. Friday's Observations features the joint top-priced colt at the Arqana October Yearling Sale.

15.00 Newbury, Mdn, £12,000, 2yo, 6fT
JOUNCY (GB) (Wootton Bassett {GB}) is the seventh foal out of Juddmonte's dual listed winner and multiple group-placed Joyeuse (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}), a half-sister to the great Frankel (GB) whose four black-type performers are headed by Galileo's group 1 performer Maximal (GB). Also a half to last year's G2 Mill Reef S. winner Array (Ire) (No Nay Never), this April-foaled colt is trained like that performer by Andrew Balding.

16.15 Leopardstown, Mdn, €18,000, 2yo 7f 52yT
MOUNT KILIMANJARO (FR) (Siyouni {Fr}) is a notable Ballydoyle newcomer, being the joint top-priced colt at Arqana Deauville October when selling for €420,000. Out of a dual graded-stakes-placed half to the grade I winners Coil and Chiropractor (Kitten's Joy). He meets a Joseph O'Brien-trained fellow newcomer in Scorthy Champ (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}), a full-brother to the classy Malavath (Ire) and TDN Rising Star Knight (Ire).

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