Kempton

Kingman Filly A New Rising Star At Kempton

It may be a bit late in the day for a 3-year-old to earn TDN Rising Star status, but Juddmonte's Laurel (GB) (Kingman {GB}--Promising Lead {GB}, by Danehill) achieved the rare feat with a dazzling display at Kempton on Wednesday evening. Carrying a penalty for the fixture's mile novice for fillies and mares, having made a lasting impression when scoring on debut over this trip at Newmarket July 29, the John and Thady Gosden-trained daughter of the G1 Pretty Polly S. heroine was anchored in mid-pack early hemmed on the...

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Daughter Of Promising Lead Stars In Intriguing Kempton Affair

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 Observations features a daughter of Group 1 winner Promising Lead (GB) (Danehill). 6.15 Kempton, Novice, £9,900, 3yo/up, f/m, 8fT LAUREL (GB) (Kingman {GB}) held an entry in Friday's Listed Rosemary S. at Newmarket, but John and Thady Gosden have opted for this lighter task for the Juddmonte homebred....

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Half To Viadera Set For Kempton Bow

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 Observations features a half to GI Matriarch S. heroine Viadera (GB) (Bated Breath {GB}).   18.50 Kempton, Nov, £9,900, 2yo, 7f (AWT) Juddmonte's homebred PAVISE (GB) (Camacho {GB}) is kin to a trio of black-type performers, headed by 2020's GI Matriarch S. heroine Viadera (GB) (Bated Breath {GB}),...

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Observations: Easy Pickings for Golden Lyra at Kempton

6.15 Kempton, Novice, £16,000, 3yo, 11f 219y (AWT) GOLDEN LYRA (GB) (Lope De Vega {Ire}) has been found a golden opportunity for a confidence boost by William Haggas following her second on her seasonal bow in the Listed Abingdon S. last month. Sunderland Holding's homebred, whose dam is an unraced full-sister to Sea The Moon (Ger), should be able to pick off her opponents with ease unless Kirsten Rausing's Ralph Beckett-trained Allemande (GB), a debutante half-sister to the group 1-placed Albaflora (GB) (Muhaarar {GB}) by Sea The Moon himself, is...

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Ballydoyle Newcomer Catches The Eye At Tipperary

5.30 Kempton, Novice, £7,500, 2yo, f, 7fT ZARGA (FR) (Camelot {GB}) is a daughter of the G2 Windsor Forest S. winner Strawberrydaiquiri (GB) (Dansili {GB}) who debuts for the same Sir Michael Stoute stable as that mare, who was also placed in two renewals of the G1 Sun Chariot S. Al Shaqab Racing's homebred grey encounters The Thoroughbred Racing Corporation Ltd's Sentimentality (GB) (Farhh {GB}), a John and Thady Gosden-trained full-sister to Move Swiftly (GB) who also took the Windsor Forest under is current name, the G2 Duke of Cambridge...

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Observations: Son of Pleascach Debuts at Kempton

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 Thundersquall (GB), a son of G1SW Pleascach (Ire). 5.55 Kempton, Novice, £7,000, 3yo, 11f 219y (AWT) THUNDERSQUALL (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) is one of two Godolphin representatives from the Charlie Appleby stable to feature in this contest, with the son of the G1 Irish 1000 Guineas and...

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Wraps Off Lope de Vega Notable at Kempton

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 Observations features a half-brother to Group 3 winner Love Locket (Ire) (No Nay Never). 5.30 Kempton, Novice, £6,500, 2yo, 8f (AWT) NOBEL (IRE) (Lope de Vega {Ire}), a 825,000gns purchase at the Tattersalls October Book 1 Sale, is a half-brother to the G3 Leopardstown Fillies Trial S. winner...

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Half to Thunder Snow Set For Newcastle Debut

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 Observations features a half-brother to dual G1 Dubai World Cup-winning Thunder Snow (Ire) (Helmet {Aus}). 13.25 Newcastle, Nov, £11,100, 2yo, 10f 42y (AWT) Godolphin's hitherto unraced homebred ORIENTAL WORLD (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}) is a Charlie Appleby-trained half-brother to five black-type performers headed by dual G1 Dubai World Cup-winning...

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Daughter of GISW Montare on Deck at Nottingham

12.40 Nottingham, Mdn, £7,000, 2yo, f, 8f 75yT George Strawbridge's homebred MIMIKYU (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) is a daughter of G1 Prix Royal-Oak heroine Montare (Ire) (Montjeu {Ire}) and thus a full-sister to G1 British Champions Fillies & Mares winner Journey (GB). She debuts in a contest won last year by subsequent G1 British Champions Fillies & Mares victrix Eshaada (GB) (Muhaarar {GB}) and opposition to the John and Thady Gosden nominee includes Lady Bamford's hitherto unraced Queen of Comedy (GB) (Kingman {GB}), who is an Ed Walker-trained full-sister to G1...

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Monday Observations: Son of Dank Starts at Kempton

2.35 Kempton, Mdn, £16,000, 2yo, 7f (AWT) DUNGEON (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) debuts in the James Wigan silks sported by the accomplished dam Dank (GB) (Dansili {GB}) as she garnered the GI Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf and GI Beverly D. S. Sir Michael Stoute is also in charge of this February-foaled colt, who meets Gestut Ammerland's fellow newcomer Barqi (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}), a John and Thady Gosden-trained colt whose family includes the owner-breeder's high-class Boreal (Ger) (Java Gold) and Borgia (Ger) (Acatenango {Ger}).

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Godolphin Newbloods Intrigue on Tuesday

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. Tuesday's Observations features a pair of Godolphin bluebloods at Leicester and Kempton. 1.37 Leicester, Novice, £10,000, 2yo, 8f 53yT PERSEUS WAY (IRE) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) is one of two notable Godolphin newcomers on the day, being out of a half-sister to this year's G1 2000 Guineas runner-up Master...

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Half to Almanzor Debuts at Kempton

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 MG1SW Almanzor (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}).   1.15 Naas, Mdn, €15,500, 2yo, f, 8fT THE ALGARVE (American Pharoah) is the 13th foal out of the G1 Irish 1000 Guineas and G1 Epsom Oaks heroine Imagine (Ire) (Sadler's Wells) and a full-sister to last...

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