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Observations for Apr. 16

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Invincible Spirit | Irish National Stud

By Tom Frary

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 a daughter of G1 1000 Guineas heroine Ghanaati (Giant’s Causeway).

4.10 Newmarket, Mdn, £8,000, 2yo, f, 5fT
CHASING DREAMS (GB) (Starspangledbanner {Aus}) is Godolphin’s first 2-year-old runner in Europe in 2019 and cost 750,000gns as a Tattersalls October yearling. A half-sister to the dual listed scorer Mrs Gallagher (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}), the Charlie Appleby trainee hails from the family of the Hong Kong celebrity Xtension (Ire) (Xaar {GB}).

4.45 Newmarket, Mdn, £10,000, 3yo, f, 8fT
ALANDALOS (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) bids to build on the promise of her debut fourth over this trip on Lingfield’s Polytrack in December for Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Charlie Hills in the second division of this maiden in which Sea of Class (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) was second 12 months ago. A daughter of the operation’s G1 1000 Guineas and G1 Coronation S. heroine Ghanaati (Giant’s Causeway), the late April-foaled bay is joined by fellow Shadwell representative Tatweej (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}), an unraced Owen Burrows-trained 650,000gns TATOCT relative of the smart Bonfire (GB) (Manduro {Ger}) and Joviality (GB) (Cape Cross {Ire}).

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