Chicquita (Ire)

Daughters of Chicquita, Discreet Marq Set for Leopardstown Debut

13.30 Leopardstown, Mdn, €16,500, 2yo, f, 8fT Coolmore and Westerberg's hitherto unraced EMILY DICKINSON (IRE) (Dubawi {Ire}), one of two contenders representing Aidan O'Brien, is a half-sister to this term's G1 Irish Oaks third Nicest (Ire) (American Pharoah) out of G1 Irish Oaks heroine Chicquita (Ire) (Montjeu {Ire}). She is accompanied by stablemate Thoughts of June (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), who is a daughter of GI Del Mar Oaks victrix and $2.4 million Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November sale graduate Discreet Marq (Discreet Cat). 14.05 Leopardstown, Mdn, €16,500, 2yo, c/g, 8fT Aidan O'Brien...

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Dubawi's Philomene All Class In the Penelope

There was every reason to believe that a genuine future star of the 2021 Classic season was on display at Saint-Cloud on Tuesday as Godolphin, Ecurie des Monceaux and Ecurie Skymarc Farm's Philomene (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) made light work of the G3 Prix Penelope over the 10 1/2-furlong Prix de Diane distance. Off the mark by a short neck from the subsequent G1 Prix Marcel Boussac runner-up Tasmania (Fr) (Zoffany {Ire}) in a debutantes contest over a mile at ParisLongchamp in September, the Andre Fabre-trained half-sister to the G1 Irish...

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Arqana August Topper Off the Mark First Time at ParisLongchamp

ParisLongchamp's card on Thursday played host to a significant debutante as Godolphin, Ecurie des Monceaux and Ecurie Skymarc Farm's Philomene (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) struck at the first time of asking in the Prix de la Cascade over a mile. The €1.625million Arqana Deauville August Yearling Sale topper is out of Prudenzia (Ire) (Dansili {GB}), which makes her a half-sister to the luminaries Magic Wand (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) and Chicquita (Ire) (Montjeu {Ire}). 3rd-ParisLongchamp, €22,000, Debutantes, 9-3, 2yo, f, 8fT, 1:43.10, g/s. PHILOMENE (IRE) (f, 2, Dubawi {Ire}--Prudenzia {Ire} {SW-Fr}, by...

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Daughter of Chicquita Debuts at Leopardstown

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. Thursday's Insights features a daughter of G1 Irish Oaks heroine Chicquita (Ire) (Montjeu {Ire}). 1.00 Leopardstown, Mdn, €16,500, 2yo, f, 8fT NICEST (IRE) (American Pharoah) is a daughter of the G1 Irish Oaks heroine Chicquita (Ire) (Montjeu {Ire}) who debuts for the Tabor/Smith/Magnier axis and Donnacha O'Brien. A half-sister...

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