Observations: July 11, 2019

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Sands of Mali | Racing Post

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 a half-sister to MG1SW Alpha Centauri (Ire) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}).

5.50 Leopardstown, Mdn, €17,500, 2yo, f, 7fT
ALPINE STAR (IRE) (Sea the Moon {Ger}) is a half-sister to the four-times Group 1 winner Alpha Centauri (Ire) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}) who debuts for the same Niarchos Family-Jessie Harrington axis. The March-foaled chestnut meets a trio from Ballydoyle headed by Love (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), a half-sister to the classy Lucky Kristale (GB) (Lucky Story) who was second to another of the Harrington stable’s juveniles in TDN Rising Star Windracer (Ire) (Showcasing {GB}) in a Curragh maiden last month.

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