Waldkonig (GB)

Kingman's Waldkonig In Charge In the Gordon Richards

It has taken longer than initially expected, but Waldkonig (GB) (Kingman {GB}) finally got his Pattern-race win at the right end of his 4-year-old campaign in Friday's G3 Gordon Richards S. at Sandown. Labelled a TDN Rising Star at two, Gestut Ammerland and Newsells Park Stud's half-brother to Waldgeist (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) was winning for the first time subsequently in a handicap over this 10-furlong trip at Pontefract Apr. 6 and it was significant that he attracted support into 6-4 favouritism despite this looking competitive. Ridden up with the pace...

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Highest Ground Returns at Haydock

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 the return of two 'TDN Rising Stars'. 1.10 Haydock, Novice, £5,400, 3yo/up, 10f 100yT HIGHEST GROUND (IRE) (Frankel {GB}) makes his eagerly-awaited return, having earned TDN Rising Star status a long time ago when impressing on his winning debut at Leicester in September. The Niarchos Family's...

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Gosden Stars Reappearing in the Summer

John Gosden has tentatively started to make summer plans for his stable stars. The maestro of Clarehaven Stables admits it "won't be easy" to better a wonderful 2019, which saw plenty of top-class winners and a fourth trainers' championship. "It is early days. We just started cantering on Warren Hill on Saturday morning," he said. "I have not exactly got eyes on targets. We will look at the early entries, and the older horses you won't see until virtually June--the likes of Stradivarius (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) and all...

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