Son of Even Song Debuts at The Curragh

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Shamardal | Darley

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. Friday's Observations features a son of G2 Ribblesdale S. winner Even Song (Ire) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}).

1.10 Newmarket, Novice, £9,000, 2yo, f, 7fT
COLOURFUL DREAM (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) is one of two Charlie Appleby-trained representatives and the unraced one tasked with dealing with the promising Kempton debut second Silk Romance (Ire) (Shamardal). A 520,000gns Book 1 purchase, the April-foaled bay is a daughter of the G3 Prix de Psyche winner Be My Gal (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) and alongside her stablemate who is a daughter of the G1 Fillies' Mile heroine Lyric of Light (GB) (Street Cry {Ire}) meets Newsells Park Stud's unraced Yummylicious (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), a John and Thady Gosden-trained half-sister to the Classic heroine Legatissimo (Ire) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}).

 

4.15 Curragh, Mdn, €16,500, 2yo c/g, 8fT
SWEDEN (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}) is an unraced son of the G2 Ribblesdale S. winner Even Song (Ire) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}) making his debut for Ballydoyle already represented by the recent course maiden sixth Bluegrass (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), a son of Quiet Reflection (GB) (Showcasing {GB}). The February-foaled chestnut's dam is also a half to the G1 St Leger winner Simple Verse (Ire) (Duke of Marmalade {Ire}), making him a future Derby prospect if he shapes well on this introduction.

 

5.23 Goodwood, Novice, £12,100, 2yo, 8fT
DUELIST (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) debuts for the McCreerys and Richard Hannon, Sr. and is a half-sister to the G1 1000 Guineas and G1 Sun Chariot S. heroine Billesdon Brook (GB) (Champs Elysees {GB}) and the listed scorer Billesdon Bess (GB) (Dick Turpin {Ire}). Trained by Richard Hannon Jr, the February-foaled Stowell Hill homebred's dam is a half to the stable's smart group-winning Dubawis Anna Nerium (GB) and Piping Rock (GB).

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