Son of Dual Classic Heroine Snow Fairy Poised for Chelmsford Debut

Snow Fairy

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 a son of Snow Fairy (Ire) making his first start at Chelmsford.

17.00 Chelmsford City, £8,050, Mdn, 2yo, 8f (AWT)
Anamoine Limited's hitherto untried DON SIMON (IRE) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) is a son of six-time Group 1 winner and dual Classic heroine Snow Fairy (Ire) (Intikhab) and, like that globetrotting superstar, is trained by Ed Dunlop. The May-foaled homebred is kin to MGSP Listed Fairway S. victor John Leeper (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) and the dual Group 3-placed Virgin Snow (GB) (Gleneagles {Ire}). His seven rivals include Saeed Suhail's Grey Charger (Ire) (Caravaggio), a 58,000gns Tattersalls October Book 2 full-brother to recent GIII La Jolla H. victor Maltese Falcon (Ire), who debuts for the in-form William Haggas yard.

11.20 Newmarket, £8,000, Nov, 2yo, f, 7fT
Kirsten Rausing's SINOLOGY (GB) (Study Of Man {Ire}) is kin to a pair of black-type performers out of G1 British Champions Fillies & Mares victrix Madame Chiang (GB) (Archipenko) and opens up for the David Simcock stable here. Her 11 opponents include the once-raced Jane Chapple-Hyam trainee Mallavelly (Ire) (Siyouni {Fr}), who is a 500,000gns Tattersalls October Book 1 daughter of G3 Prix Cleopatre second Villa D'Amore (Ire) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}).

11.50 Newmarket, £8,000, Nov, 2yo, f, 7fT
George Strawbridge's homebred SEA JOURNEY (IRE) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) is a John and Thady Gosden-trained daughter of G1 British Champions Fillies & Mares heroine Journey (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}). She encounters 10 in this unveiling headed by The Eclipse Partnership's Fair Point (GB) (Farhh {GB}), who is a full-sister to multiple Group-winning G1 Poule d'Essai des Poulains third Tribalist (GB), representing the Ralph Beckett stable.

HOW THEY FARED

11.15 Newmarket, £8,000, Mdn, 2yo, c/g, 7fT
Juddmonte's Kikkuli (GB) (Kingman {GB}), a half-brother to four black-type performers including Frankel (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) and Noble Mission (GB) (Galileo {Ire}), shaped with promise on debut and finished 2 1/2 lengths behind the winner in second.

11.45 Newmarket, £8,000, Mdn, 2yo, c/g, 7fT
Lady Bamford's homebred Lord Of Love (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), a son of G1 Prix de Diane victrix Star Of Seville (GB) (Duke Of Marmalade {Ire}), was scratched from this intended debut.

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