Observations: July 13, 2019


War Front | Claiborne

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 close relative to American super mare Zenyatta.

1.50 Newmarket, Mdn, £12,000, 2yo, f, 7fT
LIGHT BLUSH (IRE) (Kodiac {GB}) is the first foal out of the Listed Height of Fashion S. winner Marsh Daisy (GB) (Pivotal {GB}), who cost Godolphin 435,000gns as a Tattersalls October Book 1 graduate. From a Meon Valley Stud dynasty which features Stagecraft (GB), the February-foaled bay encounters another newcomer in Nick Bradley Racing’s Frankel’s Storm (GB) (Frankel {GB}), a Mark Johnston trainee whose dam is a listed-winning half to the G1 Qipco British Champions Fillies & Mares S. heroine Seal of Approval (GB) (Authorized {Ire}).

4.42 Maisons-Laffitte, Mdn, €27,000, 2yo, 6fT
TELEMAQUE (War Front), who debuts for Godolphin and Andre Fabre, was a $650,000 Keeneland September graduate whose dam is a half to Zenyatta (Street Cry {Ire}). A full-brother to the GI Secretariat S. runner-up Long Island Sound, the January-foaled bay is up against four rivals with experience.

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