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Redesdale Sires First Winner

N Y Riesling became the first winner for his New York-based freshman sire Redesdale (Speightstown) Tuesday at Finger Lakes. He was a well-beaten eighth on debut behind a 'TDN Rising Star' performance from next-out GIII Sanford S. third Andiamo a Firenze (Speightstown), a half-brother to GISW Firenze Fire (Poseidon's Warrior), at Belmont June 3. Favored at 6-5 as part of an entry while facing easier company, the chestnut went straight to the front, ticking off a :22.97 opening quarter. Showing the way into the lane, N Y Riesling kept on...

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Honor Code Juvenile Romps at Woodbine

2nd-Woodbine, C$107,630, Msw, 5-21, 2yo, 4 1/2f (AWT), :51.58, ft, 5 1/2 lengths. STAYHONOR GOODSIDE (c, 2, Honor Code--Nicki Knew {SW, $386,114}, by Tethra) was favored at 6-5 in this debut and made it look like a gift with a dominant debut score at Woodbine Saturday. Away alertly, the $85,000 KEESEP buy contested the early pace and slammed the door on his rivals in the lane to win for fun by 5 1/2 lengths over Captive Silence (Silent Name {Jpn}). The winner is a half to Imperial Dream (Stormy Atlantic),...

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Son of Attraction the Star Turn in Wales

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 daughter of MG1SW Attraction (GB) (Efisio {GB}). 14.30 Ffos Las, Mdn, £6,800, 3yo/up, 8fT Fairlawns Racing's 3-year-old colt SAYF AL DAWLA (GB) (Frankel {GB}) is the 11th foal produced by MG1SW European champion Attraction (GB) (Efisio {GB}) and thus a full-brother to MGSW sire and...

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Expensive Galileo (Ire) Filly on Deck at Killarney

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 2.1-million daughter of Galileo (Ire). 18.45 Killarney, Mdn, €12,000, 3yo/up, f/m, 11f 35yT Coolmore and Westerberg's DRUMMER GIRL (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}) made a mark when knocked down for 2.1-million guineas at the Tattersalls 2019 October Book 1 sale and makes her belated debut in this...

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Harvard Has Them Seeing 'Red' In Maiden Romp

3rd-Indiana Grand, $31,000, Msw, 5-12, 3yo/up, 1m 70y, 1:43.45, ft, 4 1/2 lengths. HARVARD (c, 3, Pioneerof the Nile--Sambuca Classica, by Cat Thief) finished second behind a good-looking debut from American Prince (Liam's Map) at Gulfstream Feb. 28 and was stretching out to two turns off a distant runner-up effort behind Triple Crown winner Justify (Scat Daddy)'s 'TDN Rising Star' half-brother Stage Raider (Pioneerof the Nile) in a sloppy seven-furlong maiden at Keeneland Apr. 10. Stage Raider, incidentally, is the morning-line 2-5 favorite for a one-mile Belmont allowance Friday afternoon....

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Flatter Colt Strolls in Meydan Unveiling

1st-Meydan, AED82,500, Maiden, 2-13, NH/SH 3yo, c/g, 1600m, 1:37.16, ft. PANADOL (c, 3, Flatter-Arradoul, by Dixieland Band), making his racecourse bow in this spot, was not the quickest away, but soon established a half-length lead as the field exited the chute. Bowling along and doing it very easily, the blaze-faced colt's advantage shrank on the bend. He was challenged by Anbar (Bodemeister) at the head of the lane, but shrugged off that foe to win going away by 7 3/4 lengths. Endifaa (GB) (Muhaarar {GB}) emerged late to be best...

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Pricey Curlin Colt Out of Taris Scores First-Time Out at Churchill

7th-Churchill Downs, $100,436, Msw, 9-3, 2yo, 1 1/16m, 1:45.55, ft. KING FURY (c, 2, Curlin--Taris {GISW, $1,086,260}, by Flatter), a $950,000 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling last year, donned cap and gown at first asking Thursday over the Churchill main track. Positioned midpack on the outside and always interested while in a good stalking spot in the strung-out field, the chestnut made a wide move on the turn after sitting behind fractions of :24.58 and :48.76. He came a bit awkwardly into the stretch, but ground down the leaders to shake clear...

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Second Chances: Moonlight d'Oro

In this continuing series, TDN's Senior Editor Steve Sherack catches up with the connections of promising maidens to keep on your radar. Moonlight d'Oro (f, 2, Medaglia d'Oro-Venetian Sonata, by Bernardini) stamped herself as a 2-year-old to watch after rolling home through traffic to finish a strong second as the 3-5 favorite in her five-furlong unveiling at Del Mar Aug. 2 (video). Trained by Hall of Famer Richard Mandella, the $620,000 Keeneland September yearling was outsprinted early and ridden in eighth heading into the far turn. On the move with...

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Delta's Royalty Takes to 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. Friday's Insights features a daughter of dual Eclipse champion Royal Delta (Empire Maker). 1.15 Newmarket, Mdn, £6,400, 3yo/up, f/m, 7fT LAWAHED (IRE) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) is a daughter of the G1 Jebel Hatta and G1 Dubai Duty Free winner Sajjhaa (GB) (King's Best) who debuts for Sheikh Ahmed bin...

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Second Chances: Union Maiden
Second Chances: Union Maiden

In this continuing series, TDN's Senior Editor Steve Sherack catches up with the connections of promising maidens to keep on your radar. In this edition, Union Maiden (Union Rags) is highlighted following a better-than-it-looked fifth-place finish after missing the break on debut at Gulfstream Park earlier this month. Previous runners featured in this column include: MGISW and 'TDN Rising Star' Paradise Woods (Union Rags), GSW Backyard Heaven (Tizway), MSW and 'TDN Rising Star' Gidu (Ire) (Frankel {GB}); and the highly regarded runaway Santa Anita maiden winner Honor A. P. (Honor...

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English Channel Colt 'Storms' to Debut Victory at Meydan

2nd-Meydan, AED165,000, Mdn., 1-18, NH & SH 3yo, 1600m, 1:39.09, ft. EMBLEM STORM (c, 3, English Channel--American Girl {Ire}, by High Chaparral {Ire}), one of five in the race for trainer Satish Seemar, made his racing debut a winning one, drawing off in late stretch for the victory at Meydan on Saturday. Racing a touch keenly in midpack once the gates flew, pilot Antonio Fresu steered his mount to the rail for the backstretch run. He dropped back through the pack on the turn, but, asked for his bid at...

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