Son of Rhododendron Back on Deck At The Curragh

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Deep Impact | Kelsey Riley

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 Observations features the return of a son of Rhododendron (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}).

13.40 Curragh, Mdn, €16,500, 2yo, c/g, 7fT
Coolmore and Westerberg's once-raced AUGUSTE RODIN (IRE) (Deep Impact {Jpn}), a son of MG1SW distaffer Rhododendron (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), got caught in traffic and shaped with promise when second in his June 1 debut over this course and distance last time. The selection of Ryan Moore here, he is one of two Aidan O'Brien contenders and will head postward at short odds to account for one dozen rivals in a contest which has launched the careers of subsequent G1 Vincent O'Brien National S. hero Verbal Dexterity (Ire) (Vocalised) and MG1SP four-time pattern-race winner Armory (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}). Last year's edition was annexed by subsequent G2 Champions Juvenile S. victor Atomic Jones (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}).

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