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Stormy Antarctic | Galopponline.de

By Sean Cronin

Pak Kwan Siu’s globetrotting Stormy Antarctic (GB) (Stormy Atlantic) earned minor prizes in four of five starts since annexing last season’s G2 Badener Meile, finishing second in Munich’s July 29 G1 Grosser Dallmayr-Preis, third in Goodwood’s Aug. 25 G2 Celebration Mile and the Sept. 15 GI Woodbine Mile before posting a fourth in the Oct. 20 G1 Queen Elizabeth II S. at Ascot. He went postward for Sunday’s G3 Kalkmann Fruhjahrs-Meile at Dusseldorf returning off an eighth in Sha Tin’s Dec. 9 G1 Hong Kong Cup and justified odds-on favoritism, albeit narrowly, for a fifth black-type success. Positioned fifth in mid division through halfway, the gelded chestnut tanked into second soon after turning for home and stayed on strongly under a final-furlong drive to deny the persistent Madita (Ger) (Soldier Hollow {GB}) by a neck.

Pedigree Notes

Stormy Antarctic, also runner-up in the 2015 G1 Criterium International and 2016 G1 Prix Jean Prat, is the leading performer for G3 Meld S. third Bea Remembered (GB) (Doyen {Ire}), who has also produced G2 Queen Mary S. and G2 Prix Robert Papin runner-up Al Johrah (GB) (Bated Breath {GB}) and a yearling colt by Deep Impact (Jpn). He is from a family which features GSW G1 Deutsches Derby runner-up Taishan (Ger) (Armistice Day {GB}).

Sunday, Dusseldorf, Germany
KALKMANN FRUHJAHRS-MEILE-G3, €55,000, Dusseldorf, 4-14, 4yo/up, 8fT, 1:34.11, gd.
1–STORMY ANTARCTIC (GB), 130, g, 6, by Stormy Atlantic
1st Dam: Bea Remembered (GB) (GSP-Ire, SP-Eng &
                                Swe), by Doyen (Ire)
2nd Dam: Leinster Mills (Ire), by Doyoun (Ire)
3rd Dam: Miss Turnberry (Ire), by Mummy’s Pet (GB)
(68,000gns Wlg ’13 TATFOA; 200,000gns 2yo ’15 TATBRE).
O-Pak Kwan Siu; B-East Bloodstock Ltd (GB); T-Ed Walker;
J-Gerald Mosse. €30,000. Lifetime Record: GSW-Eng, GSW &
MG1SP-Fr, G1SP-Ger, GISP-Can & GSP-Ire, 26-7-6-5, €660,694.
*1/2 to Al Johrah (GB) (Bated Breath {GB}), GSP-Eng & Fr,
$129,933. Werk Nick Rating: D+. Click for the
   eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Madita (Ger), 120, f, 4, Soldier Hollow (GB)–Manita (Ire), by
Peintre Celebre. (€15,000 Ylg ’16 BBAGS). O-German Racing
Club; B-Gestut Hachetal (GER); T-Sascha Smrczek. €12,000.
3–Degas (Ger), 128, g, 6, Exceed and Excel (Aus)–Diatribe (GB),
by Tertullian. (€100,000 Ylg ’14 BBAGS). O/B-Gestut Rottgen
(GER); T-Markus Klug. €6,000.
Margins: NK, 2HF, 3 1/4. Odds: 0.70, 23.70, 9.40.
Also Ran: Palace Prince (Ger), Wonnemond (Ger), Alinaro (Ger), Wetrov (Fr), Zargun (Ger), Campanos (Ger). Click for the Racing Post result or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree.

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