Observations on the European Racing Scene for Tuesday, Aug. 21

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Siyouni | The Aga Khan Studs

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-brother to this year's triple Grade I winner Sistercharlie (Ire) (Myboycharlie {Ire}).

2.20 Deauville, Mdn, €27,000, unraced 2yo, c/g, 8fT
White Birch Farm's €340,000 Arqana August yearling SOTTSASS (FR) (Siyouni {Fr}) is a Jean-Claude Rouget-trained half-brother to this term's GI Jenny Wiley S., GI Diana S., and GI Beverly D S. heroine Sistercharlie (Ire) (Myboycharlie {Ire}) and Sunday's G2 Prix de la Nonette third My Sister Nat (Fr) (Acclamation {GB}). He faces eight fellow newcomers here headed by Khalid Abdullah's In Favour (GB) (Frankel {GB}), who is out of a winning full-sister to MG1SW dual British highweight Midday (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}), representing Andre Fabre.

2.50 Deauville, Mdn, €27,000, unraced 2yo, f, 8fT
Haras Voltaire's OLYMPE (FR) (Charm Spirit {Ire}), a €130,000 Arqana August purchase last year, is a half to G3 Prix Penelope third Jadhaba (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), herself a €620,000 Arqana August yearling, out of MGSW GI E.P. Taylor S. third Naissance Royale (Ire) (Giant's Causeway). Her yearling half-sister (by Galileo {Ire}) achieved the third-highest price of Arqana August's Saturday session, when knocked down for €600,000, and she is opposed by seven in this debut for the Jean-Claude Rouget stable.

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