Son of Mecca's Angel Debuts at The Curragh

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The first foal out of Mecca's Angel (above) debuts at The Curragh | Racing Post

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. Sunday's Insights features the first foal of top-class sprinter Mecca's Angel (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}).

2.00 Curragh, Mdn, €18,000, 2yo, f, 7fT
SNOWFALL (IRE) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) bids to build on her debut third at Navan earlier this month at this Irish Derby meeting that Aidan O'Brien always likes to being his better juveniles to. Seamie Heffernan has stayed loyal to the first foal out of the G3 Give Thanks S. winner Best In the World (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), the daughter of the high-class Red Evie (Ire) (Intikhab) and full-sister to Found (Ire), in favour of the newcomer Willow (Ire) (American Pharoah). A daughter of the triple Group 1 heroine Peeping Fawn (Danehill), she is a half to the G1 Fillies' Mile runner-up September (Ire) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) and is one of two Coolmore newcomers of note alongside the Donnacha O'Brien-trained Oh So Fine (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) whose dam is a full-sister to Rock of Gibraltar (Ire).

2.35 Curragh, Mdn, €16,500, 2yo, c/g, 7fT
HUDSON RIVER (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}) is the day's most fascinating newcomer, being a February-foaled son of the dual G1 Nunthorpe S. heroine Mecca's Angel (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}). Her first foal, he is the latest experiment of mixing Galileo with a fast mare and is joined by the stable's similarly-unraced Iowa (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), a half-brother to last year's G2 Royal Lodge S. winner Royal Dornoch (Ire) by Galileo's son Gleneagles (Ire), and Wembley (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), a full-brother to the G1 Criterium International winner Johannes Vermeer (Ire) and smart Petite Mustique (Ire).

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