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Sea the Stars Filly A Second Rising Star At Saint-Cloud

Following on where the colt Tumbler (Fr) (Kingman {GB}) had left off at Saint-Cloud on Thursday, Godolphin's filly Life in Motion (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) earned TDN Rising Star status in the Prix Tenebreuse also for newcomers over seven furlongs. Settled in fourth early on the testing ground by Mickael Barzalona, the daughter of the G1 Prix Saint-Alary Wavering (Ire) (Refuse To Bend {Ire}) arrived on the front end full of running with 1 1/2 furlongs remaining. Pushed out from there, the Andre Fabre-trained 7-10 favourite was able to...

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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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Next Step For Good Too

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. Today's Observations features the return of a 'TDN Rising Star'. 2.07 Saint-Cloud, Cond, €34,000, 2yo, 7 1/2fT GOOD TOO (FR) (Ectot {GB}) earned 'TDN Rising Star' status on his winning debut at Deauville last month and Jean-Claude Rouget has opted to go steady for now with Al Shaqab's half-brother...

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A Fascinating Clash in the Corrida

Wednesday's G2 Prix Corrida at Saint-Cloud sees two of France's leading older fillies and mares re-engage, with the 10 1/2-furlong staging post featuring a rematch between the G3 Prix Allez France one-two Ebaiyra (Distorted Humor) and Raabihah (Sea the Stars {Ire}). Just a neck separated The Aga Khan's homebred and the Shadwell contemporary in that ParisLongchamp encounter over a mile and a quarter May 2 and it could be close again with the winner showing surprising pace at a trip that was perhaps short of her best last term. Ebaiyra...

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Half-Sister to German Derby Hero Debuts in France

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 a German Derby hero. 12.50 Saint-Cloud, €27,000, Mdn, unraced 3yo, f, 12fT Gestut Schlenderhan's homebred WHEELIE (GER) (Australia {GB}) is a daughter of MGSW G1 Flower Bowl Invitational runner-up Walzerkoenigin (Kingmambo) and thus kin to five black-type performers headed by MG1SW G1 Deutsches...

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Half-Brother to Siyarafina 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. Wednesday's observations features a half-brother to G1 Prix Saint-Alary victrix Siyarafina (Fr) (Pivotal {GB}). 17.05 Saint-Cloud, Mdn, €27,000, unraced 3yo, c/g, 8fT His Highness The Aga Khan's SIYAZANN (FR) (Golden Horn {GB}) is a half-brother to G1 Prix Saint-Alary victrix Siyarafina (Fr) (Pivotal {GB}) and debuts for the Alain...

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Dubawi's Philomene All Class In the Penelope

There was every reason to believe that a genuine future star of the 2021 Classic season was on display at Saint-Cloud on Tuesday as Godolphin, Ecurie des Monceaux and Ecurie Skymarc Farm's Philomene (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) made light work of the G3 Prix Penelope over the 10 1/2-furlong Prix de Diane distance. Off the mark by a short neck from the subsequent G1 Prix Marcel Boussac runner-up Tasmania (Fr) (Zoffany {Ire}) in a debutantes contest over a mile at ParisLongchamp in September, the Andre Fabre-trained half-sister to the G1 Irish...

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Frankel Filly a Rising Star For Juddmonte

Tuesday's Prix Parade d'Amour for unraced 3-year-old fillies at Saint-Cloud was the stage for the entry of the latest TDN Rising Star for Juddmonte and Frankel (GB) as Wensleydale (GB) cut a dash in the sunshine that preceded a wintry snowstorm. A daughter of the speedy G3 Ballyogan S. winner Divine (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}), the Henri-Francois Devin-trained chestnut was quickly away under Pierre-Charles Boudot before being restrained to track the leaders. Tanking her way to the front with two furlongs remaining, the 5-1 shot showed a sharp turn of...

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Philomene the Focus at Saint-Cloud

   Saint-Cloud stages the first Pattern-race Classic trial of 2021 on Tuesday, with the G3 Prix Penelope featuring Godolphin, Ecurie des Monceaux and Ecurie Skymarc Farm's exciting Philomene (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}). A half-sister to the G1 Irish Oaks heroine and G1 Prix de Diane runner-up Chicquita (Ire) (Montjeu {Ire}) and the G1 MacKinnon S. and G2 Ribblesdale S. heroine Magic Wand (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), the Andre Fabre-trained filly was the €1.625-million topper of the 2019 Arqana Deauville August Yearling Sale and was off the mark by a short neck from...

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The Revenant Returns In Prix Edmond Blanc

While Britain's flat turf season remains low-key compared to its immediate neighbours, with no black-type action at the sole meeting at Musselburgh on Saturday, France takes up the mantle with the G3 Prix Edmond Blanc the feature at Saint-Cloud. Staging an early comeback in the mile contest is Al Asayl France's The Revenant (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), who races under a six-pound penalty as a result of his exploits when winning the G1 Queen Elizabeth II S. on Ascot's Champions Day card. That came just a fortnight after the chestnut had...

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Daughter Of Frankel A New Rising Star At Saint-Cloud

There were several unraced fillies in the line-up for Thursday's 10-furlong Prix Monade at Saint-Cloud with immense residual value and abundant racing promise, but at the end there was only one that mattered as Yeguada Centurion's Sibila Spain (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) put them to the sword with an audacious front-running display of power. Showing impressive instant pace to arrive at the head of affairs soon after breaking from the widest stall, the April-foaled daughter of the high-class L'Ancresse (Ire) (Darshaan {GB}) was then able to switch off and cruise in an...

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Observations: Son of Solemia Debuts at Saint-Cloud

2.20, Saint-Cloud, Debutantes, €27,000, 3yo, c/g, 10fT SEULOMONDE (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) is a son of the surprise 2012 G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe heroine Solemia (Ire) (Poliglote {GB}) who debuts for the same Wertheimer-Carlos Laffon-Parias connection. In against him are Hisaaki Saito's Stonetail (GB) (Frankel {GB}), a Fabrice Chappet-trained half-brother to the multiple group winner The Juliet Rose (Fr) (Monsun {Ger}), and George Strawbridge's Diverge (GB) (Frankel {GB}), a Freddy Head-trained son of the G1 Prix d'Ispahan-placed Sparkling Beam (Ire) (Nayef). 3.50, Saint-Cloud, Debutantes, €27,000, 3yo, f, 10fT URBANIA...

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