Mysterious Night

Observations: Half to Mysterious Night and Althiqa Debut at Doncaster

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 a salty Doncaster maiden consisting of some flashy pedigrees. 14.50 Doncaster, £6,800, Mdn, 2yo, f, 6f 111yT James Doyle gets the booking for Godolphin's hitherto untried STAR OF MYSTERY (GB) (Kodiac {GB}), who encounters 10 rivals in this debut for the Charlie Appleby stable. The March-foaled...

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Another Shadwell Star To Shine In the Craven?

There is no doubt that, in general, Newmarket's G3 Craven S. has lost much of its former relevance as a 2000 Guineas trial, but in the last two years it has enjoyed a revival with winners Master Of The Seas (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) and Native Trail (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}) going close in the mile Classic. Godolphin and Charlie Appleby have another leading man this time in the GI Summer S. and G3 Prix Francois Boutin scorer Mysterious Night (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}), but the one that really catches the...

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Appleby Classic Contenders Primed for Return

Charlie Appleby pulled off an historic clean sweep of the 2,000 Guineas in England, Ireland and France last year and the Godolphin trainer has outlined plans for his runners in the forthcoming Classic trials next week at Newmarket and Newbury. Appleby's challenge for the 2,000 Guineas could include Naval Power (GB) (Teofilo {Ire}), Mysterious Night (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}) and Silver Knott (GB) (Lope De Vega {Ire}). While the latter is set to head straight to the Classic on 6 May, both Naval Power and Mysterious Night are planned runners...

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Mysterious Night By Daylight In Summer

Mysterious Night (Ire) (c, 2, Dark Angel {Ire}--Mistrusting {Ire}, by Shamardal) made it back-to-back victories for Godolphin in the GI Pattison Summer S. Saturday, careering away to score by 5 3/4 lengths in the finish from Klaravich Stables' Appraise (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) for an Irish-bred exacta. The Summer S., won last year by Albahr (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), is a 'Win and You're In' qualifier for the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf at Keeneland the first weekend of November. Tightening from 3-5 into 1-2 as the gates flew, the homebred--who wore...

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