Son Of G1SW Ridasiyna Debuts At Saint-Cloud


American Pharoah | Sarah Andrew

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. Today’s Observations features an American Pharoah firster.

12.15 Saint-Cloud, Mdn, €27,000, unraced 2yo, c/g, 7 1/2fT
RIDWAAN (FR) (American Pharoah), one of two nominees for the Aga Khan-Mikel Delzangles axis, is a son of G1 Prix de l’Opera heroine Ridasiyna (Fr) (Motivator {GB}). His seven rivals include Darpat France’s homebred Huetor (Fr) (Archipenko), who is a gelded half-brother to last month’s G1 Prix de l’Opera victress Villa Marina (GB) (Le Havre {Ire}), representing that stablemate’s Carlos Laffon-Parias yard.

12.45 Saint-Cloud, Mdn, €27,000, unraced 2yo, f, 7 1/2fT
CONTESTANT (GB) (Dansili {GB}) is a Juddmonte homebred full-sister to G1 Matron S. victress Emulous (GB). Opposition to the David Smaga trainee features Baron Edouard de Rothschild’s Fee d’Allure (Fr) (Intello {Ger}), who is an Andre Fabre-trained homebred half-sister to G1 Grosser Dallmayr-Preis-winning sire Elliptique (Ire) (New Approach {Ire}).

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