Observations on the European Racing Scene for Tuesday, Aug. 14

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Shamardal | Darley

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. Tuesday's Insights features a half-sister to G1 Pretty Polly S. heroine Nezwaah (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}).

2.30 Chelmsford City, Cond, £12,900, 3yo/up, f/m, 8f (AWT)

Mohammed Jaber's UMMALNAR (GB) (Shamardal), a William Haggas-trained half-sister to 2014 GI Northern Dancer Turf S. victor Sheikhzayedroad (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), is burdened with an additional six pounds for registering a July 20 debut score at Newmarket and faces just three rivals in this return. Opposition includes Roger Varian incumbent Monteja (GB) (Shamardal), who is a hitherto unraced half to last term's G1 Pretty Polly S. heroine Nezwaah (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}).

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