The Antarctic Kicks Off Royal Ascot Trials Day

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Dark Angel | Yeomanstown Stud

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. Sunday's Observations features a full-brother to Battaash (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}).

1.45 Naas, Cond, €40,000, 2yo, 5fT
THE ANTARCTIC (IRE) (Dark Angel {Ire}) is Ballydoyle's first runner on this Royal Ascot Trials Day card, tackling this Coolmore Stud Calyx Race having scored on debut at Tipperary last month. The full-brother to the brilliant sprinter Battaash (Ire), a 750,000gns Book 1 purchase who represents Magnier, Tabor, Smith, Westerberg and Brant is met by Michael O'Callaghan's unraced colt Mehmar (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}), who at £200,000 was the third highest-priced lot at the Goffs UK 2yo Breeze Up Sale.

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