Observations: Daughter of Christmas Kid Debuts at Fountainebleau

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. Monday’s Observations features the daughter of GI Ashland S. victress Christmas Kid (Lemon Drop Kid).

3.35 Fontainebleau, Mdn, €27,000, 3yo, f, 11fT
SIMPLY MARVELLOUS (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}) is one of two Andre Fabre debutantes holding entries in the G1 Prix de Diane and G1 Prix Saint-Alary, with this daughter of the GI Ashland S. winner Christmas Kid (Lemon Drop Kid) carrying the silks of Michael Tabor. A full-sister to a trio of black-type performers for Ballydoyle including last year’s Listed Lingfield Derby Trial scorer United Nations (Ire), the February-foaled bay is joined by Celebrate (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), a daughter of the G3 Curragh S. winner Bye Bye Birdie (Ire) (Oasis Dream {GB}) and full-sister to the dual group scorer Delphi (Ire) who sports the Magnier colours.

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