Observations: Dubai Breeze Up Sensation Debuts


Sire of Tango Man, Kingman | Bronwen Healy

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. Tuesday's Insights features Goffs Dubai World Cup 2yo Sale grad Tango Man (GB).

2.10 Catterick, Mdn, £6,899, 2yo, 7f 6yT
TANGO MAN (GB) (Kingman {GB}) was the third-highest lot at €495,846 at the Goffs Dubai World Cup 2yo Sale and debuts for Amo Racing And Omnihorse Racing and the David Loughnane stable. A half-brother to the G1 Irish St Leger runner-up Agent Murphy (GB) (Cape Cross {Ire}), the April-foaled bay takes on nine rivals at the small North East venue.

How They Fared
14.10 Naas, Mdn, €16,000, 2yo, f, 8fT
Flaxman Stables Ireland's Foniska (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), a daughter of G2 Kilboy Estate S. victrix and G1 Pretty Polly S. runner-up Bocca Baciata (Ire) (Big Bad Bob {Ire}), made little impression in this belated debut and finished seventh.

14.40 Naas, Mdn, €16,500, 2yo, c/g, 8fT
Aidan O'Brien trainee Denmark (GB) (Camelot {GB}), last year's €440,000 Arqana October sale-topping half to G1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud third Big Blue (GB) (Galileo {Ire}), dominated the closing stages of this debut and posted a 3 1/4-length success.

15.40 Naas, Cond, €300,000, 2yo, 5f 205yT
Juddmonte's 'TDN Rising Star' Apricot Twist (Ire) (Expert Eye {GB}), making a swift reappearance in this valuable Irish EBF Ballyhane S., was close enough if good enough, but failed to reproduce her impressive debut burst and finished ninth.


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