Monday's Observations: Half-Sister to Buratino Debuts at Lingfield

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. Monday's observations features a half-sister to Group 2 winner Buratino. 1.00 Lingfield, Nov, £9,600, 2yo, f, 8f 1y (AWT) The Queen's hitherto unraced VITAL FORCE (IRE) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}), one of two contenders from the John Gosden stable, is a half-sister to G2 Coventry S. winner and MG1SP sire...

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Freshman Sire Buratino Off the Mark at Hamilton

Darley stallion Buratino (Ire) (Exceed and Excel {Aus}), who operates out of Kildangan Stud at a fee of €5,000 (on Oct. 1 special live foal terms), registered an overdue first winner when Hambleton Racing 38's Tinochio (Ire) landed the spoils going five furlongs in Wednesday's British Stallion Studs EBF Novice S. at Hamilton. The MG1SP G2 Coventry S. victor had so nearly cut through on Tuesday, but Michael Mulvany trainee The Blue Panther (Ire) was denied in the final stride of a Navan maiden heat. 2nd-Hamilton, £6,400, Nov, 6-24, 2yo,...

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Freshman Sires: The Danzig Influence

Monday heralded the first day of perhaps the strangest turf season any of us will ever witness. From Wednesday, Ireland has gone from racing behind closed doors to joining the rest of the Europe in learning to cope with no racing action at all. There is now uncertainty over when the next 2-year-old race will take place but three of this year's 30 first-season sires in Europe are already off the mark with a first runner, with Buratino (Ire), Prince Of Lir (Ire) and Markaz (Ire) each having been represented...

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