Observations On Monday’s European Racing Scene | TDN | Thoroughbred Daily News | Horse Racing News, Results and Video


By Tom Frary

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 Insights features an interesting maiden at Yarmouth

2.10 Yarmouth, Cond, £7,200 2yo, 7f 3yT

Markus Jooste’s and China Horse Club’s hitherto unraced WILLIE JOHN (GB) (Dansili {GB}), a 325,000gns TATOCT yearling, is a son of 2012 G1 Pretty Polly S. and G1 Prix Jean Romanet heroine Izzi Top (GB) (Pivotal {GB}) and opens up for the William Haggas yard here. His rivals include Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s once-raced Alfarqad (War Front), who is a $1.3-million KEESEP son of 2012 GI Personal Ensign Invitational and GI Zenyatta S. victress Love and Pride (A.P. Indy), representing the Owen Burrows stable.

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