TDN Rising Stars on Parade at Newbury and Chantilly

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Lope de Vega | Peter Mooney

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 'TDN Rising Star's at Newbury and Chantilly.

13.00 Ayr, Nov, £14,000, 2yo, 7f 50yT
Jaber Abdullah's 120,000gns Tattersalls October Book 1 yearling MARHABA THE CHAMP (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) is a son of MGSW G1 Cheveley Park S., G1 Haydock Sprint Cup and G1 Prix de l'Abbaye placegetter Lady of the Desert (Rahy). The Kevin Ryan trainee is confronted by a baker's dozen in this debut.

 

13.45 Newbury, Cond, £16,500, 2yo, f, 7fT
Godolphin's SILK ROMANCE (IRE) (Shamardal), a daughter of G1 Fillies' Mile heroine Lyric of Light (GB) (Street Cry {Ire}), attained 'TDN Rising Star' status when posting an impressive 5 1/2-length tally over this trip in an Aug. 27 Newmarket novice heat last time and faces three prior winners in this four-runner heat. They are G2 Prix du Calvados fifth Fast Attack (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}), G3 Solario S. sixth Star From Afarhh (GB) (Farhh {GB}) and Windsor novice scorer Heredia (GB) (Dark Angel {Ire}).

 

14.03 Chantilly, Cond, €34,000, 2yo, 8fT
Juddmonte's once-raced RACLETTE (GB) (Frankel {GB}) snagged a 'TDN Rising Star' badge when impressing over 7 1/2 furlongs in a winner-producing debutantes' contest at Deauville last month. The Andre Fabre-trained daughter of MGISW distaffer Emollient (Empire Maker) encounters Al Shaqab Racing's Deauville debut scorer Welwal (GB) (Shalaa {Ire}), a half-brother to G3 Prix de la Grotte third Epistrophy (Fr) (Charm Spirit {Ire}), who was stylish when annexing the winner-producing colts' equivalent heat for the Jean-Claude Rouget stable on the same Aug. 8 card.

 

14.55 Newbury, Cond, £18,000, 2yo, c/g, 8fT
Godolphin's 900,000gns Tattersalls October Book 1 acquisition KING OF CONQUEST (GB) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) annexed an Aug. 22 seven-furlong maiden at Sandown on debut and returns in this renowned Haynes, Hanson & Clark conditions test won last year by subsequent MGSW G2 Great Voltigeur S. victor Yibir (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}). Five-strong opposition includes Juddmonte's once-raced Westover (GB) (Frankel {GB}), who comes back off an Aug. 5 debut win over this distance at Sandown and is a Ralph Beckett-trained son of G1 Prix de la Foret third Mirabilis (Lear Fan).

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