Son of Irresistible Jewel on Deck for Gowran Debut

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Dubawi | Amy Lynam

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. Wednesday's Insights features a son of Group 1 producer Irresistible Jewel (Ire) (Danehill).

2.10 Gowran Park, Mdn, €14,000, 3yo, f, 9f 100yT
Coolmore's LABURNUM (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}), an Aidan O'Brien trainee, is a full-sister to G1 Irish 2000 Guineas and G1 Criterium International hero Roderic O'Connor (Ire). She is opposed by seven in this debut, including Juddmonte's Cannoli (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}), who is a homebred daughter of MGSP dual stakes winner Caponata (Selkirk), representing Dermot Weld.

2.40 Gowran Park, Mdn, €14,000, 3yo, c/g, 9f 100yT
DESERT HIGHWAY (IRE) (Dubawi {Ire}) is a Dermot Weld-trained homebred son of Moyglare Stud lynchpin Irresistible Jewel (Ire) (Danehill) and thus a half-brother to G1 Irish St Leger hero Royal Diamond (Ire) (King's Best), MGSW G1 Irish Oaks third Princess Highway (Street Cry {Ire}) and MG1SP G1 Irish 1000 Guineas runner-up Mad About You (Ire) (Indian Ridge {Ire}). His six rivals include Zhang Yuesheng's Castel Gandolfo (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}), a 425,000gns Tattersalls October Book 1 yearling and full-brother to G2 Rockfel S. victress Juliet Capulet (Ire), from the Jessica Harrington stable.

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