Observations: Son of Moonlight Cloud Debuts on Jockey Club Undercard


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. Sunday's insights features the unveiling of Hantano (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}), son of MG1SW Moonlight Cloud (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}).

13.35 Chantilly, Debutantes, €50,000, 2yo, c/g, 5 1/2fT
HANTANO (IRE) (Dubawi {Ire}) is a fascinating runner in this intriguing and valuable juvenile opener to the Prix du Jockey Club fixture, being a son of George Strawbridge's remarkable six-times group 1 winner Moonlight Cloud (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}). Yet to produce a black-type performer, he is in the charge of Victoria Head and encounters The Aga Khan's Shadizi (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}), a Francis-Henri Graffard-trained half-brother to the multiple group-placed Shahnaza (Fr) (Azamour {Ire}).

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