Saint-Cloud Debut For Persian King’s Sister

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. Friday’s Observations features a full-sister to three-time Group 1 winner Persian King (Ire).

14.15 Saint-Cloud, Debutantes, €27,000, 3yo, f, 8fT
PROPHETIE (GB) (Kingman {GB}) is a key runner for Ballymore Thoroughbred Racing and the Andre Fabre stable, being a full-sister to the G1 Poule d’Essai des Poulains, G1 Prix d’Ispahan and G1 Prix du Moulin de Longchamp hero Persian King (Ire). From the esteemed Wildenstein family of Planteur (Ire) et al, the May-foaled bay meets Al Asayl France’s Andraste (GB) (Saxon Warrior {Jpn}), the Francis-Henri Graffard trainee is a half-sister to connections’ G1 Queen Elizabeth II S. hero The Revenant (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}).


13.40 Saint-Cloud, Debutantes, €27,000, 3yo, c/g, 8fT
MUNROH (GB) (Lope De Vega {Ire}) debuts for the Wertheimers and Andre Fabre and is the latest progeny out of the G2 Prix de Sandringham winner and G1 Poule d’Essai des Pouliches second Impressionnante (GB) (Danehill). Among the May-foaled colt’s half-siblings is the G1 Prix du Jockey Club-winning sire Intello (Ger) (Galileo {Ire}), while this family of the high-class Occupandiste (Ire) (Kaldoun {Fr}) also features Galileo’s Mondialiste (Ire).


15.35 Ascot, Mdn, £15,000, 3yo, f, 9f 212yT
SHAGPYLE (GB) (Frankel {GB}) is the fourth foal out of La Pyle (Fr) (Le Havre {Ire}), who so famously produced the high-class Pyledriver (GB) (Harbour Watch {Ire}) who enjoyed his finest hour at this track in July when conquering the flagship G1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth S. Brought along steadily by William Muir and Chris Grassick, the May-foaled bay has only four rivals to contend with on her first day at school.

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