Son Of Speedy Boarding Debuts


Legend Of Dubai as a yearling | Tattersalls

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 the first foal of a Group 1-winning mare.

1.05 Newbury, Novice, £6,400, 2yo, 7fT
LEGEND OF DUBAI (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) was a 500,000gns Tattersalls October Book 1 purchase for Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum and is the first foal out of the G1 Prix Jean Romanet and G1 Prix de l'Opera heroine Speedy Boarding (GB) (Shamardal). Roger Varian introduces the March-foaled bay in an intriguing maiden featuring several prospective Classic types including Qatar Racing's Rushmore (GB) (Lope de Vega {Ire}), another 500,000gns Book 1 buy who is an Andrew Balding-trained half-brother to the GII Glens Falls S. winner Mrs Sippy (Blame), and Juddmonte's fellow newcomer Maximal (GB) (Galileo {Ire}). Trained by Sir Michael Stoute, he is a half-brother to last year's G1 Coronation S. third Jubiloso (GB) (Shamardal) from the family of Frankel (GB).

4.15 Curragh, Mdn, €17,000, 2yo, 7fT
WEMBLEY (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}) takes centre stage in this maiden that Aidan O'Brien has won six times in the last nine years, including with Australia (GB) in 2013. A full-brother to the G1 Criterium International winner Johannes Vermeer (Ire) and last year's G2 Debutante S. runner-up Petite Mustique (Ire), the January-foaled bay caught the eye when finishing third in a course-and-distance maiden on June 28. He is joined by the stable's newcomer HMS Seahorse (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), a full-brother to last year's G2 Futurity S. winner Armory (Ire).

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