Cheveley Park S.

Observations: Daughter of Lumiere Starts at Newmarket

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 the well-bred Silver Lady (GB), a daughter of Group 1 winner Lumiere (GB) (Shamardal), on debut at Newmarket.  16.45 Newmarket, Mdn, £10,000, 3yo, f, 8fT SILVER LADY (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) is the third foal out of the G1 Cheveley Park S. heroine Lumiere (GB)...

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Brave Anna Gets Things Going at FTKNOV

Brave Anna (War Front--Liscanna {Ire}, by Sadler's Wells), winner of the 2016 G1 Cheveley Park S. and a full-sister to GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf hero and Spendthrift stallion Hit It a Bomb, was knocked down for $3-million to Masahiro Miki as the Fasig-Tipton November 'Night of the Stars' reached its midpoint early Tuesday evening. The bay mare, consigned as hip 146 by Ballysax Bloodstock, agent, and hails from the family of Grafton Street (War Front), runner-up in the GI Summer S. in September and a close fourth in Friday's...

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Sacred Moments

While Saturday sees the hosting of the signature race of Newmarket's three-day Cambridgeshire meeting, the card is mostly about the 2-year-olds with the venue staging its pair of six-furlong jewels in the G1 Juddmonte Cheveley Park S. and G1 Juddmonte Middle Park S. In the former, Ger Lyons will be hoping that his stable's current purple patch can continue with the sponsors' unbeaten Sacred Bridge (GB) (Bated Breath {GB}) who looked to be moving still upwards in the G3 Round Tower S. at The Curragh Aug. 27. That form has...

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Majestic To Bid For Rockfel Glory

Day two of Newmarket's Cambridgeshire Festival plays host to five black-type heats with the Unibet-sponsored G2 Rockfel S. and G2 Joel S. sharing top billing on the seven-race card. The former contest's honour roll features a swathe of subsequent Group 1 winners since the turn of the century, headed by Classic heroines Speciosa (Ire) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}), Finsceal Beo (Ire) (Mr. Greeley) and Just The Judge (Ire) (Lawman {Fr}). However, the seven-furlong juvenile fillies' prize has never made its way to Kingsclere, and last month's G3 Sweet Solera S. victrix...

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