Observations: Aug. 14, 2019

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Galileo 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. Today’s Observations features the debut of a full-brother to a G1 Grand Prix de Paris winner.

5.20 Gowran Park, Mdn, €16,500, 2yo, 8fT
Michael Tabor’s MOGUL (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) heads a trio of Aidan O’Brien nominees and the bay, who secured the second highest price at last year’s Tattersalls October Book 1 sale when knocked down for a whopping 3,400,000gns, makes his eagerly awaited debut in a contest annexed eight times by the stable since the turn of the century. He is kin to four stakes performers and a full-brother to last month’s G1 Grand Prix de Paris hero Japan (GB) and MG1SP G1 Epsom Oaks runner-up Secret Gesture (GB). Set to be partnered by Donnacha O’Brien, he is joined by stablemates and fellow newcomers Louisiana (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), who is a full-brother to MG1SW sire The Gurkha (Ire); and Memorabilis (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), who is a 150,000gns Tattersalls October Book 1 son of G1 Fillies’ Mile and G1 1000 Guineas fourth Sent From Heaven (Ire) (Footstepsinthesand {GB}).

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