Observations on the European Racing Scene: July 25, 2020


Frankel | Juddmonte photo


1.15 Ascot, Novice, £10,400, 2yo, f, 7fT
SNOW LANTERN (GB) (Frankel%20(GB)#tot">Frankel {GB}) is the first filly bred by Rockcliffe Stud out of their four-times group 1-winning 1000 Guineas heroine Sky Lantern (Ire) (Red Clubs {Ire}). Likewise a grey in training with Richard Hannon, she encounters some similarly blue-blooded rivals in the race her stable won last year with the subsequent Guineas runner-up Cloak of Spirits (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}).

1.40 Newmarket, Mdn, £6,400, 2yo, 7fT
DHAHABI (IRE) (Frankel%20(GB)#tot">Frankel {GB}) understandably caused a sensation when the second highest-priced lot at the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 1, being a half-brother to the Epsom Derby and Arc hero Golden Horn (GB). Making his debut for Charlie Appleby in the race won 12 months ago by fellow Godolphin representative Military March (GB) (New Approach {Ire}), the March-foaled bay encounters another notable newcomer in Saeed Suhail's Diamond and Gold (Ire) (Gleneagles%20(Ire)#tot">Gleneagles {Ire}), a Sir Michael Stoute-trained 400,000gns half-sister to Ladys First (GB) (Dutch Art {GB}) who is the sole filly in the line-up.

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