Dubawi (Ire)

Fillies’ Mile Glory For Lawman’s Pretty Gorgeous

Friday's G1 bet365 Fillies' Mile at Newmarket was fought out by two elite TDN Rising Stars, with Pretty Gorgeous (Fr) (Lawman {Fr}) prevailing by half a length over Indigo Girl (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) to claim the bragging rights. Runner-up in the Sept. 13 G1 Moyglare Stud S. at The Curragh, John Oxley's Pretty Gorgeous had been forced to miss Sunday's G1 Prix Marcel Boussac due to the well-documented feed contamination but confidence remained intact as she traded as the 5-2 favourite. Racing well off the honest tempo as Shane Crosse...

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Daughter of Madame Chiang Debuts at HQ

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. Friday's Insights features a daughter of G1SW Madame Chiang (GB) (Archipenko). 12.45 Newmarket, Mdn, £10,000, 2yo, f, 7fT Kirsten Rausing's homebred RANI OF JHANSI (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) is a daughter of G1 British Champions Fillies & Mares winner Madame Chiang (GB) (Archipenko) and, like her dam, represents the...

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Half to Farhh Introduced at Nottingham

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 a half-brother to MG1SW Farhh (GB) (Pivotal {GB}). 12.30 Nottingham, Mdn, £8,000, 2yo, 8f 75yT ROYAL TOUCH (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) is a notable debutante for Godolphin and Charlie Appleby, being a half-brother to the operation's G1 Champion S. and G1 Lockinge S.-winning sire Farhh (GB) and...

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Dubawi’s The Revenant Strikes For a Second Daniel Wildenstein Triumph

Al Asayl France's The Revenant (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) had not seen since running second in the G1 Queen Elizabeth II S. at Ascot last October, but he showed no signs of rustiness to register back-to-back wins in Saturday's G2 Qatar Prix Daniel Wildenstein at ParisLongchamp. Steadied at the break by Pierre-Charles Boudot, the 7-10 favourite was in an easy rhythm in fifth before being angled to the outer in early straight. Looming large with 300 metres remaining, he was pushed out once gaining an edge soon after to assert by...

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The Cream of Ireland on Offer in Doncaster

A different venue is not the only deviation from the norm as the Goffs Orby Sale takes centre stage in the European yearling sales calendar at Doncaster this week. On the last three occasions she has been represented in this sale Galileo (Ire) has been the sire of the star offering out of stellar producer Green Room (Theatrical), but on this occasion it will be Gilltown Stud's Sea The Stars (Ire) who has the honour of aiming to continue the mare's spectacular sales results. As usual consigned by Ballylinch Stud...

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Half-Sister to Masar Debuts 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. Saturday's Insights features Sayyida (GB), a half-sister to Derby winner Masar (Ire). 2.00 Gowran Park, Mdn, €15,500, 2yo, f, 8fT EYLARA (IRE) (Gleneagles {Ire}) takes the eye at the end of an emotional week for the Dermot Weld stable, being a half-sister to the talented Eziyra (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire})...

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Dubawi’s Indigo Girl Takes the May Hill

Earning TDN Rising Star status on debut when winning over a mile at Yarmouth Aug. 30, George Strawbridge's Indigo Girl (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) made an impressively rapid jump forward to capture Thursday's G2 bet365 May Hill S. at Doncaster. Held up in last early by Frankie Dettori after an awkward start, the 10-3 second favourite was delivered with an eye-catching move stand's side to swamp the long-time leader Dubai Fountain (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}) with 1 1/2 furlongs remaining. Despite running green in front, the full-sister to the same connections' group...

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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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Arqana August Topper Debuts at ParisLongchamp

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 the 2019 Arqana August Yearling Sale topper. 1.20 Punchestown, Mdn, €15,500, 2yo, 7fT MONDAY (Fastnet Rock {Aus}) is the first foal out of the G1 Prix Marcel Boussac winner and G1 1000 Guineas runner-up Ballydoyle (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), who is in turn a full-sister to another...

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Dubawi’s Sister To Journey a New Rising Star

Granted a much easier task after the 15-8 market-leader Lucid Dreamer (GB) (Dansili {GB}) refused to enter the stalls, George Strawbridge's Indigo Girl (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) nevertheless cut a real dash on debut as she earned TDN Rising Star status at Yarmouth on Sunday. Due to start the 10-3 second favourite for the Norfolk venue's British Stallion Studs EBF Fillies' Novice S. over a mile with Khalid Abdullah's Lucid Dreamer having registered a promising debut win at Kempton, the full-sister to former celebrity Journey (GB) was slowly away and last...

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Observations: Journey’s Sister Debuts at Yarmouth

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 Insights features a full-sister to G1SW Journey(GB). 2:15 Yarmouth, Novice, £6,400, 2yo, f, 8f 3yT INDIGO GIRL (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) debuts for her owner-breeder George Strawbridge and trainer John Gosden, who enjoyed one of their big days via this filly's full-sister Journey (GB) in the 2016 G1 Qipco...

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Sister To Wuheida a New Rising Star At Newmarket

Friday's MansionBet Best Odds Guaranteed Fillies' Novice S. at Newmarket played host to a new TDN Rising Star as Godolphin's A'Shaari (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) made a serious impact on debut for the Charlie Appleby stable. Sent off the 3-1 second favourite for the seven-furlong contest, the full-sister to the operation's GI Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf and G1 Prix Marcel Boussac winner Wuheida (GB) travelled smoothly on the testing ground held up by William Buick throughout the early stages. Moving smoothly down the outer to gain command approaching the furlong...

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