Observations: Sept. 24, 2017


James Cook is a full-brother to Found | Scoop Dyga

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. Today's Observations features a full siblings to Found and Capri.

2.00 Naas, Mdn, €17,500, 2yo, 7fT

Michael Tabor colourbearer JAMES COOK (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}), the selected mount of Ryan Moore, heads a trio of Aidan O'Brien nominees in a race won by subsequent GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile turf hero Hit It A Bomb (War Front) when it was staged at The Curragh in 2015. Out of G1 Matron S. and G1 Lockinge S. victress Red Evie (Ire) (Intikhab), the bay is a full-brother to three group-race winners headed by MG1SW dual European highweight distaffer Found (Ire). His 14 rivals include stablemates Cypress Creek (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), who is a full-brother to this term's G1 Irish Derby and G1 St Leger hero Capri (Ire); and Flag of Honour (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), who is kin to four black-type performers including sires Air Chief Marshal (Ire) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}) and Misu Bond (Ire) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}).

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