Kodiac (GB)

Kodiac Colt A New Rising Star At Ayr

There was much promise in the debut effort of Jaber Abdullah's Hi Royal (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}--Majestic Roi, by Street Cry {Ire}) when third in York's competitive Convivial Maiden Aug. 19, and the homebred duly took another impressive step forward in Friday's Phoenix Wealth Solutions EBF Novice S. at Ayr to earn 'TDN Rising Star' status. Upped to a mile having finished close behind Godolphin's Desert Order (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) and the day's Yarmouth scorer Glenfinnan (Ire) (Harry Angel {Ire}) when trading at 50-1 at the Ebor Festival, the son of...

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Kodiac's Zarinsk Makes All In The Ingabelle

Irish Champions Weekend got under way with Leopardstown's €100,000 Listed Ballylinch Stud Irish EBF Ingabelle S. over seven furlongs, for 2-year-old fillies, which went the way of Ger Lyons and Colin Keane for a second straight edition after Juddmonte's Zarinsk (GB) (Kodiac {GB}--Pavlosk, by Arch) posted a 2 1/2-length success from Library (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}). Zarinsk, who backed up a May 22 debut success at the Curragh with a fourth in the G2 Airlie Stud S. back there the following month, was unable to feature at the business end of...

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Son Of Alice Springs Debuts At The Curragh

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 Observations features a son of Group 1 winner Alice Springs (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}). 1.25 Curragh, Mdn, €17,000, 2yo, 8fT HIPPODROME (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}) is one of three Ballydoyle newcomers in this maiden won by TDN Rising Stars High Definition (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) and Duke De Sessa (Ire) (Lope...

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Son Of Heartache On Deck In York's Convivial Maiden

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 son of dual group winner Heartache (GB) (Kyllachy {GB}).   16.45 York, Mdn, £80,000, 2yo, 7fT Aidan O'Brien trainee SALT LAKE CITY (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}), a son of G2 Queen Mary S. and G2 Flying Childers S. victrix Heartache (GB) (Kyllachy {GB}) loaded up with...

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Arqana May Topper Debuts At Windsor

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 the 2022 Arqana May Breeze-Up topper. 5.50 Windsor, Mdn, £9,950, 2yo, 6f 12yT SAKHEER (IRE) (Zoffany {Ire}) debuts for KHK Racing and Roger Varian, having topped the Arqana May Breeze-Up at €550,000. A half-brother to the G2 Kilboy Estate S., G3 Park Express S. and GIII...

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Kodiac Longshot Wins On Debut At The Spa

1st-Saratoga, $105,000, Msw, 7-22, 2yo, 5 1/2fT, 1:02.49, fm, head. APPRAISE (IRE) (c, 2, Kodiac {GB}--Champagne Or Water {Ire} {SW-Ire, $109,065}, by Captain Rio {GB}), given an unconvincing 11-1 chance for his first time to the races, came away in the front group despite mild contact with Inflation Nation (Ire) (Speightstown) at the break. Beat to the lead by both Clubhouse (Speightstown) and Alibi Ike (Munnings), he chased in third into the far turn before coming three wide past the quarter pole. He took over with a furlong to run...

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Appleby Duo Ones To Watch At Newbury

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 well-bred Godolphin duo trained by Charlie Appleby. 1.00 Newbury, Novice, £9,999, 2yo, 7fT LENORMAND (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) is a half-brother to the G1 Kennedy Mile winner Best Of Days (GB) (Azamour {Ire}) who starts out for Godolphin and Charlie Appleby in the maiden won 12 ...

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Amo Racing Appeals Norfolk Result

Amo Racing has lodged an appeal against the result of the G2 Norfolk S. during the 2022 Royal Ascot meeting. Their horses Walbank (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) and Crispy Cat (GB) (Ardad {Ire}) were second and third in that race to The Ridler (GB) (Brazen Beau {Aus}). The winner veered abruptly across the course late in the five furlong contest, which impeded Crispy Cat and Brave Nation (Ire) (Sioux Nation), who finished fourth. Jockey Paul Hanagan received a 10-day ban for careless riding aboard the winner. The winning margin was 1...

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Kodiac Gelding Leads The Way At Tattersalls Online

Global Esteem (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) (lot 45) topped the Tattersalls Online June Sale on Friday, selling for 25,000gns to Stroud Coleman Bloodstock. Offered by Global Group Racing, the 5-year-old is a four-time winner and a full-brother to listed winner and G3 Sceptre S. third Terror (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}). Second on the buyers' sheets was the 3-year-old placed filly Princess Azure (Ire) (Air Force Blue) (lot 21). Offered by Jessica Harrington's Commonstown Stables, the daughter of G1 Irish 1000 Guineas third Princess Sinead (Ire) (Jeremy) brought 17,000gns from Omega Racing. A...

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Half to Tenebrism Starts at Navan

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 Observations features a half-sister to Group 1 winner Tenebrism (Caravaggio). 1.05 Navan, Mdn, €16,000, 2yo, f, 5f 162yT STATUETTE (Justify) is the fifth foal out of the G1 Coronation S. and G1 Prix Jacques le Marois heroine Immortal Verse (Ire) (Pivotal {GB}), making her a half-sister to last...

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Kodiac Colt A New Rising Star At York

York's Knavesmire had witnessed a TDN Rising Star on Saturday as Bradsell (GB) (Tasleet {GB}) streeted his 2-year-old peers and there was another to earn that tag on Sunday as Amo Racing Limited's Walbank (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) romped to a seven-length success over the track's flat fast five furlongs. The 2022 Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Sale topper at 525,000gns had the misfortune to run into Godolphin's TDN Rising Star Noble Style (GB) (Kingman {GB}) on debut at Ascot May 7, but this Sky Bet Sunday Series EBF Novice S. offered...

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Daughter of Athena Debuts at The Curragh

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 Observations features a daughter of Grade I winner Athena (Ire) (Camelot {GB}). 1.40 Curragh, Mdn, €20,000, 2yo, f, 6fT NEVER ENDING STORY (IRE) (Dubawi {Ire}) is another significant Ballydoyle newcomer on this important weekend, being the first foal out of the GI Belmont Oaks Invitational winner Athena (Ire)...

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