Observations: Son of So Mi Dar Debuts at Donny

Sea The StarsThe Aga Khan Stud

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. Saturday's Observations features the son of G1 Prix de l'Opera-placed So Mi Dar (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}).

4.45 Doncaster, Mdn, £8,000, 3yo, 10f 43yT
ASTRODOME (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) is the second foal out of the G3 Musidora S. winner and G1 Prix de l'Opera third So Mi Dar (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) who cost 1.2million gns at the Book 1 Sale. Carrying the colours of Lane's End Racing, the John and Thady Gosden-trained relative of Dubawi's Too Darn Hot (GB) and Lah Ti Dar (GB) is joined by the stable's fellow newcomer Carlton (GB) (Frankel {GB}), Godolphin's €350,000 BBAG September graduate who is a half-brother to the German Group 3 winner and triple Group 1-placed Calyx (GB) (Pivotal {GB}).

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