Persian Force Warms Up For Coventry Bid


Mehmas | Tally-Ho 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 Persian Force (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}).


2.05 Navan, Mdn, €16,000, 2yo, 5f 162yT
BROADHURST (IRE) (No Nay Never) is the latest representative of Coolmore's red-hot sire to emerge from Ballydoyle, with the February-foaled bay having proved a €620,000 sensation at the Goffs Orby. The first foal out of the listed scorer and GII Santa Ana S.-placed Sweet Charity (Fr) (Myboycharlie {Ire}), he faces 10 rivals.


3.35 Newmarket, Novice, £10,000, 2yo, f, 6fT
DISTINGUISHED LADY (FR) (Zoustar {Aus}) is another Amo Racing notable as a 400,000gns Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up graduate entrusted to the capable hands of Richard Hannon and her early education will put her in good stead against a trio of future projects from Godolphin including Mawj (Ire) (Exceed and Excel {Aus}), a half-sister to last year's GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf hero Modern Games (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}).


3.55 Newbury, Cond, £20,000, 2yo, 6fT
PERSIAN FORCE (IRE) (Mehmas {Ire}) currently occupies favouritism in the ante-post market for Royal Ascot's G2 Coventry S., having blown away his rivals in Doncaster's Brocklesby in March. Taking on Amo Racing's €225,000 Goffs Orby graduate, who is a Richard Hannon-trained full-brother to last year's Weatherbys Super Sprint winner and G2 Richmond S. third Gubbass (Ire), is Ballydoye's unraced Sierra Blanca (Ire) (No Nay Never), a son of the G1 Epsom, Irish and Yorkshire Oaks heroine Alexandrova (Ire) (Sadler's Wells).

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