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Full to GISW Aunt Pearl on Deck at Kempton

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 full-brother to GISW Aunt Pearl. 16.15 Kempton, Nov, £14,000, 2yo, 7f (AWT) Yoshiro Kubota's hitherto untried 360,000gns Tattersalls October Book 1 acquisition DRAGON ICON (IRE) (Lope De Vega {Ire}) is a Roger Varian-trained full-brother to GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf heroine Aunt Pearl (Ire)....

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Half To Elliptique Set For Fontainebleau 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. Friday's Observations features a half-brother to a Group 1 winner. 12.35 Fontainebleau, Mdn, €27,000, unraced 2yo, f, 9fT Jeff Smith's hitherto unraced SPELLBINDER (GB) (Camelot {GB}) is a homebred half-sister to MGSW G1 Prix Ganay placegetter Norse King (Fr) (Norse Dancer {Ire}). In common with that sibling and several...

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Observations: Brother to Cascadian On Deck at Wolves

19.00 Wolverhampton, Nov, £6,800, 2yo, 8f 142y (AWT) Godolphin's homebred TAGABAWA (GB) (New Approach {Ire) is a son of MG1SP G1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches third Tasaday (Nayef) and thus a half-brother to last term's G2 Prix Chaudenay victor Manobo (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) and G2 Celebration Mile runner-up Turgenev (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}). The Charlie Appleby trainee is opposed by a cast of eight in this debut, which includes Fitri Hay's once-raced Galilaeus (GB) (Galileo {Ire}), who is a Ralph Beckett-conditioned son of G1 British Champions Fillies & Mares...

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Book 1 Sale Topper Set For Kempton Unveiling

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 the 2021 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 1 topper.  17.15 Kempton, Nov, £6,800, 2yo, f, 8f (AWT) Godolphin debutante RAINBOW SKY (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}), who is a full-sister to G1 Prix Marcel Boussac third Star Terms (GB), topped the sheets at last year's Tattersalls...

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Half-Sister To Bay Bridge Primed For Kempton 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 half-sister to QIPCO British Champions Day hero Bay Bridge (GB) (New Bay {GB}).   17.20 Kempton, Mdn, £6,800, 2yo, f, 7f (AWT) James Wigan's hitherto unraced homebred STORMY SEA (GB) (Territories {Ire}) is a Sir Michael Stoute-conditioned half-sister to last month's G1 Champion S.-winning stablemate...

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Half To Gold Cup Hero Subjectivist Set For Lingfield Bow

12.50 Lingfield, Mdn, £6,800, 2yo, 10f (AWT) Qatar Racing's hitherto unraced 450,000gns Tattersalls October Book 1 graduate SHADOW OF WAR (GB) (Roaring Lion), one of two representing John and Thady Gosden here, is a half-brother to G1 Gold Cup and G1 Prix Royal-Oak hero Subjectivist (GB) (Teofilo {Ire}) and the dual Group 1-placed Sir Ron Priestley (GB) (Australia {GB}). He is opposed by a baker's dozen which includes stablemate A Gift Of Love (GB) (Frankel {GB}), who is a daughter of Listed Galtres S. victrix Our Obsession (Ire) (Shamardal) and...

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Daughter Of Heat Haze Set For Dundalk 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. Friday's Observations features a daughter of Grade I winner Heat Haze (GB) (Green Desert).   18.00 Dundalk, Mdn, €15,000, 2yo, f, 7f (AWT) Juddmonte's COOLER (GB) (Frankel {Ger}) is a Ger Lyons-trained daughter of dual Grade I winner Heat Haze (GB) (Green Desert), herself produced by the operation's blue...

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Brother Of Mutakayyef On Deck For Nottingham 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 full-brother to Mutakayyef (GB).   13.16 Nottingham, Mdn, £8,000, 2yo, 8f 75y (AWT) Cheveley Park Stud's STAR AHOY (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) is a William Haggas-trained son of G1 Coronation S. and G1 Falmouth S. second Infallible (GB) (Pivotal {GB}). He is thus a...

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Lordship Stud's Book 1 Hit Debuts At HQ

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 Observations features a half-sister to German Group 1 winner Aspetar (Fr) (Al Kazeem {GB}). 1.38 Newmarket, Novice, £8,000, 2yo, f, 7fT GLOWING SKY (IRE) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) cost Lordship Stud 380,000gns at last year's Book 1, partly due to the fact that she is a half-sister to...

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Son of Madame Chiang Debuts in Storied Maiden

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 son of G1SW Madame Chiang (GB). 1.00 Nottingham, Mdn, £11,900, 2yo 8f 75yT GALILAEUS (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) is a son of the G1 QIPCO British Champions Fillies & Mares S. heroine Madame Chiang (GB) (Archipenko) who cost Jim and Fitri Hay a potentially bargain 200,000gns...

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Half-Sister To Harzand On Deck At Leopardstown

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 Observations features a half-sister to Harzand (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}).   13.25 Leopardstown, Mdn, €16,000, 2yo, f, 7fT Aidan O'Brien trainee WEDDING BOUQUET (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}) is a half-sister to G1 Derby and G1 Irish Derby hero Harzand (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) out of G3 Athasi...

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Daughter Of Estimate Debuts 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. Friday's Observations features a Siyouni (Fr) filly out of G1 Golc Cup heroine Estimate (Ire) (Monsun {Ger}).   13.45 Doncaster, Mdn, £6,800, 2yo, f, 8fT MARKET VALUE (IRE) (Siyouni {Fr}) is the fifth foal out of The Queen's G1 Gold Cup heroine Estimate (Ire) (Monsun {Ger}) and the most...

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