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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. Thursday’s Observations features close relatives of two Darley sires.

15.00 Great Yarmouth, Mdn, £9,950, 2yo, 6f 3yT
Godolphin homebred SHADOW OF LIGHT (GB) (Lope De Vega {Ire}) is a three-parts brother to dual Group 1-winning first-crop sire Earthlight (Ire) (Shamardal) and has William Buick in the plate for this debut. His 10 rivals include Hidetoshi Yamamoto’s €200,000 Arqana August graduate Ultrasoul (Ire) (Kingman {GB}), who is a Roger Varian-conditioned son of G1 Prix de Diane heroine Channel (Ire) (Nathaniel {Ire}), herself knocked down to Katsumi Yoshida for €1.2 million at Arqana’s December sale.


16.10 Haydock, Nov, £10,000, 2yo, 7fT
Another Godolphin newcomer is 260,000gns Tattersalls October Book 1 acquisition OLYMPUS POINT (IRE) (Earthlight {Ire}), a three-parts brother to last season’s first-crop sire sensation Blue Point (Ire) (Shamardal), who sports the operation’s second strip here. Opposition includes his winning stablemate Cavallo Bay (GB) (Pinatubo {Ire}), who is a homebred son of GI Natalma Stakes heroine La Pelosa (Ire) (Dandy Man {Ire}.

The post Big Thursday for Godolphin as Siblings of Earthlight and Blue Point Set for Debuts appeared first on TDN | Thoroughbred Daily News | Horse Racing News, Results and Video | Thoroughbred Breeding and Auctions.

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