Observations On Sunday's European Racing Scene

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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. Sunday's Insights features two maidens from Chantilly, France.

2.05 Chantilly, Mdn, €30,000, unraced 3yo, f, 8fT

Michael Tabor colourbearer MA CHERIE (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) is a half-sister to 2011 GI Diana S. and 2012 GI Breeders' Cup Fillies & Mare Turf victress Zagora (Fr) (Green Tune) and stakes-winning G2 UAE Derby runner-up Asmar (Ire) (Cape Cross {Ire}), and debuts for the Andre Fabre stable in this newcomers' test. Her six opponents include Frame of Mind (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}), a Freddy Head trainee, who is a half-sister to 2015 G1 Prix Saint-Alary winner and GI Breeders' Cup Fillies & Mare Turf third Queen's Jewel (GB) (Pivotal {GB}).

3.15 Chantilly, Mdn, €30,000, unraced 3yo, c/g, 8fT

Andre Fabre introduces two fascinating contenders in this 10-runner firsters' test. OSHAYGER (IRE) (Frankel {GB}), who opens up in the silks of Al Shaqab Racing, is a son of 2011 GI Diana S. and 2012 GI Breeders' Cup Fillies & Mare Turf victress Zagora (Fr) (Green Tune). He is joined by Godolphin's Parabellum (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}), who achieved fame as Arqana's record price when topping the sheets for €2.6-million at the 2015 August sale. Further spice is provided by Flaxman Stables' Ratiocination (Ire) (Excelebration {Ire}), a Pascal Bary trainee out of 2003 G1 Prix Marcel Boussac heroine Denebola (Storm Cat).

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