Seven Days: Bringing Out The Big Guns

A few weeks ago the bookmaker Fitzdares made Dubawi (Ire) favourite to be champion sire this year for the first time, and perhaps no horse deserves it more than Darley's utterly dependable 20-year-old. However, the race to the top will not be easy, particularly judging by the apparent strength in depth of the challenge of Frankel's offspring for this year's major races. Though the reigning champion, as well as the Gosden stable and owner-breeders Cheveley Park Stud, were dealt a blow by the withdrawal of Inspiral (GB) from Sunday's QIPCO...

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Half To Lillie Langtry Set For HQ 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. Today's Observations features a half to Group 1 winner and standout producer Lillie Langtry. 13.00 Newmarket, Mdn, £10,000, 2yo, c/g, 8fT Bjorn Nielsen's MAGISTERIAL (IRE) (Frankel {GB}), who was a 300,000gns vendor buy-back at last year's Tattersalls October Book 1 yearling sale, is kin to three stakes performers including...

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