Two-year-olds and other European racehorses to follow

Ebro River‘s three-quarter-length defeat of Dr Zempf in the Phoenix Stakes earned the winner a Timeform rating of 113, surpassing the level previously shown by standard-setters Atomic Force (111p), Armor (111) and Go Bears Go (111), who was slightly below the level he had shown in the Railway Stakes when a close-up third on Sunday.

Ebro River is thriving on a busy campaign and his success on Sunday represented a career-best effort on his seventh outing of the campaign. However, he has achieved less on the figures than you would expect of the leading two-year-old at this stage of the season…