Half-Brother To Wild Illusion And Yibir On Deck For Newcastle Debut

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 pair of Godolphin bluebloods.

14.35 Newcastle, Mdn, £10,000, 3yo/up, 10f 42y (AWT)
Godolphin’s THROUGH THE AGES (GB) (Golden Horn {GB}) is a gelded son of the stakes-winning Rumh (Ger) (Monsun {Ger}) and thus kin to a quintet of black-type performers headed by three-time top-level victrix Wild Illusion (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) and GI Breeders’ Cup Turf hero Yibir (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}). The April-foaled homebred bay undertakes the long trek north to face five opponents in this debut.


17.15 Chelmsford, Nov, £8,050, 3yo/up, f/m, 8f (AWT)
SITHCHEAN (IRE) (Dark Angel {Ire}), another notable Godolphin debutante, is a half-sister to five stakes performers out of G1 Poule d’Essai des Pouliches second Firth Of Lorne (Ire) (Danehill). They include G1 2000 Guineas runner-up Master Of The Seas (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) and G1 St James’s Palace S. second Latharnach (Iffraaj {GB}). Her nine rivals include Two Fools Collide (GB) (Mukhadram {GB}), who is a William Jarvis-trained half-sister to G1 Prix de l’Opera third Hadaatha (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}).

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