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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. Tuesday’s Observations features the top-priced lot from the 2022 Goffs Orby sale.

15.15 Great Yarmouth, Mdn, £8,000, 3yo/up, f/m, 7f 3yT
Andrew Balding trainee RUN AWAY (IRE) (No Nay Never), a full-brother to dual Group 1-winning sire Blackbeard (Ire), was the top-priced lot at Goffs’ 2022 Orby sale and encounters one dozen rivals in this intriguing affair. They include the unraced John and Thady Gosden-trained duo Running Spirit (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}), a half-sister to G1 Prix Saint-Alary victrix Jannah Rose (Ire) (Frankel {GB}); and Cat Ninja (Ire) (Cotai Glory {GB}), who is a half-sister to G1 1000 Guineas heroine Cachet (Ire) (Aclaim {Ire}). Another notable newcomer is Lady Bamford and Alice Bamford’s American Arrow (Ire) (American Pharoah), who is a homebred daughter of GI Del Mar Oaks third Californiagoldrush (Cape Blanco).

14.30 Fontainebleau, Mdn, €27,000, 3yo, 6fT
Godolphin’s hitherto unraced SPRING BEAUTY (GB) (Iffraaj {GB}) is a homebred daughter of GI Natalma S. heroine La Pelosa (Ire) (Dandy Man {Ire}). The Alex Pantall representative, her dam’s first foal, is confronted by 11 opponents in this straight dash.

The post €2.6-Million Goffs Orby Sensation Set for Yarmouth Debut appeared first on TDN | Thoroughbred Daily News | Horse Racing News, Results and Video | Thoroughbred Breeding and Auctions.

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