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Nathaniel's Desert Crown Earns TDN Rising Star Tag At Nottingham

Saeed Suhail's hitherto untried 280,000gns Tattersalls October Book 1 acquisition Desert Crown (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) was let go at 11-1 for division one of Wednesday's MansionBet Bet £10 Get £20 EBF Maiden S. at Nottingham and, while still a diamond in the rough, came home stylishly to earn 'TDN Rising Star' status on debut. The eventual winner accepted a tow in third after breaking on the front end in an extended one-mile heat won in 2019 by MG1SW globetrotter Mishriff (Ire) (Make Believe {GB}) and in 2018 by MG1SW speedster...

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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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Dubawi's Eldar Eldarov A New Rising Star at Nottingham

KHK Racing's 2.7-million guineas October Book 1 purchase Akhu Najla (GB) (Kingman {GB}) ran second for Roger Varian in his Leicester unveiling Tuesday and the partnership was back in action with £480,000 [email protected] Breeze-Up graduate Eldar Eldarov (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), who powered to 'TDN Rising Stardom' in the second division of Wednesday's British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden S. at Nottingham. The 13-8 favourite tanked forward from a slot in rear to track the leaders in fourth after the initial exchanges of this debut and crept closer once into the home...

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Daughter of G1SW Cursory Glance Set For Notts 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 daughter of Group 1 winner Cursory Glance (Distorted Humor). 11.50 Chantilly, Mdn, €27,000, 2yo, c/g, 8fT Coolmore and Westerberg's JASPEROID (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) is a Denford Stud-bred son of G2 Cherry Hinton S. and G3 Albany S. victrix and G1 Cheveley Park S. second Illuminate...

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Minzaal Sustains Minor Setback

Minzaal (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}), winner of the G2 Gimcrack S. and third in the G1 Middle Park S., has suffered another setback and will miss an intended return in a conditions stakes at Nottingham. The Shadwell runner required surgery on a leg injury sustained in his box which ruled him out of the first half of this campaign, and, after a work on Wednesday, had another minor setback. Trainer Owen Burrows is undeterred however and said, "Unfortunately Minzaal has had a bit of a setback, and we won't be declaring...

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IRE Incentive Races Added in Britain

Additional British races have been added to Horse Racing Ireland's IRE Incentive scheme. IRE Incentive races will be held at Nottingham, Newbury, Pontefract, York, Musselburgh, Salisbury and Goodwood in August and September. The IRE Incentive scheme awards a €10,000 Irish Sales voucher to the owners of Irish-bred winners of designated races. Vouchers can be spent on Irish-breds at Irish public auction Sales. Since the scheme launched in March 2021, €480,000 in vouchers has been distributed to 39 individual owners. Find out more about the IRE Incentive scheme and view a...

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Burrows Charts Options for Minzaal Before Sprint Cup Tilt

Shadwell's Minzaal (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}) may mark his seasonal return at Nottingham next month in advance of a potential outing in the G1 Betfair Sprint Cup at Haydock Park Sept. 4. The G2 Gimcrack S. winner will use either the five-furlong British Stallion Studs EBF Conditions S. Aug. 10 or the G3 Phoenix Sprint S. at the Curragh over six furlongs Aug. 8 as a stepping stone to Haydock's marquee sprint event. Minzaal was last sighted finishing third in the G1 Middle Park S. at Newmarket in October. Minzaal was...

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Daughter of Ribbons Unveiled at Nottingham

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 Insights features a daughter of Group 1 winner Ribbons (GB) (Manduro {Ger}). 1.00 Nottingham, Mdn, £6,300, 2yo, 8f 75yT IMPERIAL SUN (Sea the Stars {Ire}) is a half-brother to the 2016 G1 St Leger hero Harbour Law (GB) (Lawman {Fr}) who debuts for his owner-breeder Sheikh Isa Salman...

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Half to Farhh Introduced at Nottingham

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 Insights features a half-brother to MG1SW Farhh (GB) (Pivotal {GB}). 12.30 Nottingham, Mdn, £8,000, 2yo, 8f 75yT ROYAL TOUCH (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) is a notable debutante for Godolphin and Charlie Appleby, being a half-brother to the operation's G1 Champion S. and G1 Lockinge S.-winning sire Farhh (GB) and...

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Four Abandoned Ascot Races Rescheduled

After the abandonment of the Oct. 3 card at Ascot, four of those races have been rescheduled, the British Horseracing Authority announced on Monday. The G3 Cumberland Lodge S. has moved to York on Oct. 9, while the G3 Bengough S. will take place there on Oct. 10. The Listed October S. has been transferred to Goodwood on Oct. 11 and rounding out the quartet, the Listed Rous S. has moved to Nottingham. Entries for the Cumberland Lodge, Bengough and October will close on Tuesday, with the declarations 48 hours...

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