TDN Rising Star Shaikha in Action at Deauville

Shaikha returns at Deauville | Scoop Dyga

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 'TDN Rising Star'.

4:50 Tipperary, Mdn, €14,000, 2yo f, 7 1/2fT
HISTORY (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}) was a highly promising second on debut at The Curragh earlier this month and has considerable scope for progression off that effort, being a daughter of the multiple graded-stakes winner Prize Exhibit (GB) (Showcasing {GB}) who is a full-sister to the high-class G1 Sussex S. hero Mohaather (GB). The second highest-priced lot at the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 1 at 2.8million gns, the Aidan O'Brien-trained bay is joined by stablemate West Coast (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}), a half-sister to the G2 Rockfel S. winner Just Wonderful (Dansili {GB}) out of another winner of that race in Wading (Ire) (Montjeu {Ire}) who is in turn a full-sister to Bracelet (Ire) and a half to Athena (Ire) by Montjeu's son Camelot (GB).


6.25 Deauville, Cond, €34,000, 2yo, 6 1/2fT
SHAIKHA (FR) (Ribchester {Ire}) earned TDN Rising Star status on debut here earlier this month and will be tested in this smart-looking test which includes four other winners. One of those to face Al Shaqab Racing's Andre Fabre-trained half-sister to the Listed Criterium de Lyon victor and G3 Prix la Force-placed Darkness (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}) is Gerard Augustin-Normand's Bremontier (Fr) (Ultra {Ire}), a Stephane Wattel-trained son of the G1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud runner-up Brocottes (Fr) (Lando {Ger}) who opened his account at the first time of asking at Dieppe last month.

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