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Half to Preakness Hero War of Will Debuts at Leopardstown

13.40 Leopardstown, Mdn, €16,500, 2yo, f, 7fT Flaxman Holdings Ireland's SIERRA NEVADA (American Pharoah) is a Jessica Harrington-conditioned daughter of Listed Prix de Bagatelle victrix Visions of Clarity (Ire) (Sadler's Wells) and thus a half-sister to MGISW GI Preakness S.-winning sire War of Will (War Front) and G1 Vincent O'Brien National S.-winning sire Pathfork (Distorted Humor). The homebred bay encounters a baker's dozen in this unveiling. 14.15 Leopardstown, Mdn, €16,500, 2yo, c/g, 7fT Coolmore and Westerberg's STAR OF INDIA (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}), one of two contenders representing Ballydoyle, is a...

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Son of Ervedya Debuts at Deauville

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. Thursday's Observations features a son of MG1SW Ervedya (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}). 11.50 Deauville, Debutantes, €27,000, 2yo, c/g, 8fT EREVANN (FR) (Dubawi {Ire}) is a son of the G1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches, G1 Coronation S. and G1 Prix du Moulin heroine Ervedya (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}) who starts out for...

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Son of MG1SW Danedream 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. Wednesday's Observations features a son of G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe heroine Danedream (Ger) (Lomitas {GB}). 14.05 Newmarket, Nov, £9,000, 2yo, c/g, 7fT Sunderland Holding's MY PROSPERO (IRE) (Iffraaj {GB}) is a half-sister to this term's G1 Prix d'Ispahan third and William Haggas stablemate My Oberon (Ire) (Dubawi...

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Lloyd-Webber Debutante Takes The Eye at Yarmouth

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 the Group 3-placed Sivoliere (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}). 1.23 Yarmouth, Novice, £10,000, 2yo, f, 8f 3yT A CAPPELLA (GB) (Frankel {GB}) debuts in an intriguing contest for Lord Lloyd-Webber and John and Thady Gosden and is a daughter of the G3 Prix...

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Observations: Half To Subjectivist Starts Out at Redcar

3.15 Redcar, Novice, £10,000, 2yo, f, 7f 219y (AWT) WORLD WITHOUT LOVE (GB) (Ulysses {Ire}) makes her debut on the card at the Northern seaside venue for her owner-breeder Mascalls Stud and trainer Mark Johnston, who has achieved so much with her half-brothers Subjectivist (GB) (Teofilo {Ire}) and Sir Ron Priestley (GB) (Australia {GB}) and half-sister Alba Rose (GB) (Muhaarar (GB}). The dam Reckoning (Ire) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}) already looked a top producer before the G1 Gold Cup victory of Subjectivist and G2 Jockey Club S. and G2 Princess of...

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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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2.7-million Guineas Colt Set For Leicester 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. Tuesday's Observations features an expensive colt by Kingman (GB), who sold for 2.7million gns at the Tattersalls October Book 1. 13.00 Leicester, Nov, £10,000, 2yo, 7fT KHK Racing's AKHU NAJLA (GB) (Kingman {GB}), who secured the third-highest price when knocked down for 2.7-million guineas at Tattersalls's October Book 1...

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Daughter of Madame Chiang Starts at Newcastle

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 daughter of Group 1 winner Madame Chiang (GB) (Archipenko). 1.15 Newmarket, Mdn, £12,000, 2yo, f, 7fT AMANZOE (IRE) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}) debuts for The Starship Partnership II in the silks that her full-brother Rivet (Ire) carried to success in the 2016 G1 Racing Post Trophy....

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Daughter of Wavering on Deck at Saint-Cloud

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. Thurday's Observations features a daughter of Group 1 winner Wavering (Ire) (Refuse To Bend {Ire}). 15.00 Saint-Cloud, Mdn, €27,000, unraced 2yo, f, 7fT Godolphin's homebred debutante LIFE IN MOTION (IRE) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) is a daughter of G1 Prix Saint-Alary heroine Wavering (Ire) (Refuse To Bend {Ire}), whose...

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Half to Tiggy Wiggy Set For Navan 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. Wednesday's Observations features a half-sister to Group 1 winner Tiggy Wiggy (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}). 15.30 Navan, Mdn, €12,000, 2yo, 8fT Masaaki Matsushima and Coolmore's NINJA (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}) is an unraced half-brother to G1 Cheveley Park S. heroine Tiggy Wiggy (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}), herself the dam of G1 Futurity...

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Godolphin Newbloods Intrigue on Tuesday

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 pair of Godolphin bluebloods at Leicester and Kempton. 1.37 Leicester, Novice, £10,000, 2yo, 8f 53yT PERSEUS WAY (IRE) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) is one of two notable Godolphin newcomers on the day, being out of a half-sister to this year's G1 2000 Guineas runner-up Master...

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Next Step For Israr

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. Thursday's Observations features a son of Oaks winner Taghrooda (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}).   2.57 Salisbury, Novice, £10,000, 2yo, 8fT ISRAR (GB) (Muhaarar {GB}) earned TDN Rising Star status on debut at Doncaster earlier this month and has a six-pound penalty to defy kept to novice company for...

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