Observations On Tuesday's European Racing Scene



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 focus on a pair of Leicester juvenile races.

1.50 Leicester, Mdn, £8,000, 2yo, 6fT

WESTERLAND (GB) (Frankel (GB)">Frankel {GB}) bids to build on his promising debut second in a potentially decent Newbury maiden earlier this month for Juddmonte and John Gosden. The son of the listed-winning sprinter Arabesque (GB) (Zafonic) is a half-brother to the successful sires Showcasing (GB) and Camacho (GB) and faces Doreen Tabor's Match Maker (Ire) (Declaration of War), a Simon Crisford-trained half-brother to the GIII Miesque S. scorer More Than Love (More Than Ready).

4.20 Leicester, Cond, £10,000, 2yo, 5fT

ROUSSEL (IRE) (Kodiac {GB}) debuts for Godolphin and Charlie Appleby, having fetched £360,000 at last month's Goffs UK Breeze-Up. Out of a half to the G3 Cornwallis S. winner Ponty Acclaim (Ire) (Acclamation {GB}), he encounters fellow newcomer Mutabaahy (Ire) (Oasis Dream (GB)">Oasis Dream {GB}), Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum's Ed Dunlop-trained daughter of the G3 Albany S. scorer Habaayib (GB) (Royal Applause {GB}).

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