Observations on the European Racing Scene for Thursday, Oct. 26


Declaration of War | Coolmore

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. Thursday's Insights features a half-sister to MG1SW Miss Finland (Aus) (Redoute's Choice {Aus}).
6.45 Chelmsford, Cond, £10,000, 2yo, f, 7f (AWT)
FLORA SANDES (War Front) is one of two Godolphin newcomers in this intriguing affair and takes precedence on jockey bookings and on her $900,000 KEESEP purchase price. Out of a group-winning half to the dam of Churchill (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), Charlie Appleby fits a hood for her first start as she is joined by the Saeed bin Suroor-trained Spring Waterfall (Ire) (Exceed and Excel {Aus}), a half-sister to the MG1SW Miss Finland (Aus) (Redoute's Choice {Aus}). They encounter two notable Juddmonte debutantes from the Sir Michael Stoute stable in Desert Diamond (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), whose dam is a half to Powerscourt (GB) (Sadler's Wells) and the dam of Frankel (GB) and the operation's €350,000 GOFORB purchase Collegiate (Ire) (Declaration of War), a daughter of the GSP Cochabamba (Ire) (Hurricane Run {Ire}) from a Juddmonte dynasty which includes the top-class Byword (GB) (Peintre Celebre) and Proviso (GB) (Dansili {GB}).

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