Relative Of Eminent Debuts At Sandown


Wootton Bassett | Coolmore

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. Thursday's Observations features a relative of Group 2 winner Eminent (Ire) (Frankel {GB}).

4.38 Deauville, Debutantes, €27,000, 2yo, c/g, 6fT
WILLIAM TELL (FR) (Wootton Bassett {GB}) at €420,000 was the joint-second highest-priced lot at last year's Arqana Deauville October Yearling Sale and debuts days after that auction's topper Denmark (GB) (Camelot {GB}) made an impressive winning racecourse bow. Trained by Andre Fabre for Godolphin, the January-foaled Ecurie Des Monceaux-bred black colt is out of a half-sister to the triple Group 1-winning sire Charm Spirit (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}).


6.36 Sandown, Mdn, £9,900, 2yo, 8fT
HIGH HONOUR (GB) (Frankel {GB}) debuts in the maiden won in recent years by the sire's Westover (GB) and also by Too Darn Hot (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) and made a splash at the Book 1 when selling for 900,000gns, being out of a half-sister to Frankel's G2 Prix Guillaume d'Ornano and G3 Craven S.-winning sire Eminent (Ire). Starting for Godolphin and Charlie Appleby, who have won this twice in the past five years and whose first-string Desert Order (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) will be a warm order having been third in a strong Newmarket July Festival maiden, the February-foaled bay is also up against another experienced rival who carries gravitas in Juddmonte's Arrest (GB) (Frankel {GB}). One of three to top the 2020 Goffs November Foal Sale, the John and Thady Gosden-trained colt will give an early indication as to the merit of the operation's TDN Rising Star Nostrum (GB) (Kingman {GB}) who beat him into third over seven here last month.



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