Observations: Son of Joyeuse Takes the Eye at Deauville

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 Insights features a half sibling to Group 1 performers Maximal and Jubiloso.

14.25 Deauville, Mdn, €27,000, 3yo, c/g, 6fT
TREMBLANT (GB) (Shamardal) is the latest representative of Juddmonte’s dual listed-winning and multiple group-placed Joyeuse (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}), one of Frankel‘s half-siblings who has already produced the G1 Coronation S. third Jubiloso (GB) to a mating with Shamardal as well as the dual Group 1-placed Maximal (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) and dual listed-placed Jovial (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}). The only newcomer in the line-up, the Andre Fabre-trained bay is up against Al Shaqab’s one-raced homebred Faleh (Fr), a Henri-Francois Devin-trained son of Frankel (GB) whose dam Al Johrah (GB) (Bated Breath {GB}) was the nearest pursuer to Lady Aurelia (Scat Daddy) in the 2016 G2 Queen Mary S.

1.55 Leopardstown, Mdn, €15,000, 3yo, f, 10fT
All Time Great (Justify), the daughter of the GI E. P. Taylor S. and G2 Ribblesdale S. heroine Curvy (GB) (Galileo {Ire}), was up with the pace from the outset before fading to be seventh.

2.30 Leopardstown, Mdn, €12,500, 3yo, c/g, 10fT
The Black Tiger (Justify), the son of Gagnoa (Ire) (Sadler’s Wells), was strongly supported into 11-4 favouritism and raced prominently before finishing last of the nine. Aidan O’Brien later reported he had pulled a muscle in his hind quarters.


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