Observations: Daughter of Punctilious Debuts at Newmarket

Frankel | Bronwen Healy

12.40 Newmarket, Novice, £10,000, 2yo, f, 7fT
CRYSTAL CAPRICE (IRE) (Frankel {GB}) represents the longstanding De Rothschild–Sir Michael Stoute connection which has fared so well with members of this March-foaled bay's family down the years. The dam Crystal Zvezda (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), a talented but perhaps underachieving listed winner, is a half to three heavyweight performers to have raced in these silks in Crystal Ocean (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}), Crystal Capella (GB) (Cape Cross {Ire}) and Hillstar (GB) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}). Among her peers is Lady Derby and Lady Ritblat's Arion (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), herself related to equine royalty as a granddaughter of the great Ouija Board (GB) (Cape Cross {Ire}).

1.15 Newmarket, Novice, £10,000, 2yo, f, 7fT
CARNIVAL GIRL (GB) (New Approach {Ire}) is a daughter of the 2005 G1 Yorkshire Oaks heroine Punctilious (GB) (Danehill), which makes her a full-sister to the G3 Autumn S. winner and G1 2000 Guineas fourth Military March (GB). Godolphin's Charlie Appleby-trained bay encounters another in the Sir Evelyn de Rothschild silks in Crystal Estrella (GB) (Iffraaj {GB}), another Stoute trainee from the immediate family of the first division's protagonist Crystal Caprice (Ire) (Frankel {GB}).

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