Observations On Wednesday’s European Racing Scene

By Sean Cronin

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 an interesting maiden at Gowran Park

5.05 Gowran Park, Mdn, €16,500, 2yo, c/g, 7fT

Aidan O’Brien trainee FAMILY TREE (GB) (Galileo {Ire}), who was a 420,000gns TATOCT yearling, is a half to 2012 G1 Prix Morny and G1 Middle Park S. hero Reckless Abandon (GB) (Exchange Rate), and faces eight rivals in this unveiling. They include his once-raced stablemate Madrid (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), who is a half-brother to MGSW 2007 G1 Premio Roma third Boris de Deauville (Ire) (Soviet Star); and the Jessica Harrington-trained firster Song of Dunes (GB) (Footstepsinthesand {GB}), who is a gelded son of 2006 G3 Sweet Solera S. victress and G1 Fillies’ Mile third English Ballet (Ire) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}).

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