Observations: Half to Mysterious Night and Althiqa Debut at Doncaster

Althiqa winning the 2021 Diana | Coglianese

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. Saturday's insights features a salty Doncaster maiden consisting of some flashy pedigrees.

14.50 Doncaster, £6,800, Mdn, 2yo, f, 6f 111yT
James Doyle gets the booking for Godolphin's hitherto untried STAR OF MYSTERY (GB) (Kodiac {GB}), who encounters 10 rivals in this debut for the Charlie Appleby stable. The March-foaled homebred bay is a daughter of Listed Boadicea Fillies' S. victrix Mistrusting (Ire) (Shamardal) and thus a half-sister to GI Just A Game S. and GI Diana S. heroine Althiqa (GB) (Dark Angel {Ire}) and last term's GI Pattison Summer S. victor Mysterious Night (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}).

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