Counterattack's Maigret Retains Unblemished Record in Krefeld Feature



Gestut Karlshof's Maigret (Ger) (Counterattack {Aus}–Minoris {Fr}, by Dabirsim {Fr}) concluded a two-race juvenile campaign with an unbeaten record and continued on his winning streak when notching a decisive victory in Sunday's G3 Dr Busch-Memorial at Krefeld.

The homebred bay prevailed in his Aug. 20 debut over seven furlongs at Hannover, despite blowing the start, and doubled up in Dusseldorf's Sept. 10 Listed Junioren-Preis upped to one mile when last seen. Maigret was the last of seven into stride here and, racing against the inside hedge, lobbed along under cover in fifth after the initial exchanges. Collected together at the top of the straight, the 22-5 chance was one of five abreast when launching his challenge with 300 metres remaining and stayed on strongly under continued rousting inside the final furlong to easily defeat New Emerald (Ger) (Protectionist {Ger}) by 2 3/4 lengths for a first pattern-race tally. New Emerald's Markus Klug stablemate and G3 Herzog von Ratibor-Rennen victor Wonderful Boy (GB) (Sea The Moon {Ger}) was 2 1/2 lengths adrift in third. There was some cause for concern after the line when Maigret jumped a border hedge and parted company with rider Lukas Delozier, but both escaped injury.

“Maigret is very good and has a really big engine, but he is still very green,” Delozier told GaloppOnline. “After three starts, he remains undefeated and is now a Listed and Group winner. We can certainly look forward to a bright future with him.”


Pedigree Notes
Maigret, who becomes the second pattern-race winner for his sire, is the third of six foals produced by Minoris (Fr) (Dabirsim {Fr}), her first being multiple Group-winning G1 Preis der Diana (German Oaks) third and G2 German 1000 Guineas runner-up Mylady (Ger) (The Grey Gatsby {Ire}). Mylady won the 2022 renewal of this contest. Minoris, who is out of a half-sister to Listed Hampton Court S. victor and G2 Hardwicke S. third Persian Majesty (Ire) (Grand Lodge), has a 2-year-old full-brother to Maigret and a yearling full-sister and weanling full-brother to Mylady to come. The March-foaled homebred bay is from a family which features G1 Diamond Jubilee S. and G1 Haydock Sprint Cup-winning sire Hello Youmzain (Fr) (Kodiac {GB}) and G1 Derby-winning sire Slip Anchor (GB) (Shirley Heights {GB}). This is the dam line of legendary racemare and producer Schwarzgold (Ger) (Alchimist {Ger}).

Sunday, Krefeld, Germany
DER GROSSE ONLINE-BANKING-PREIS – DR BUSCH-MEMORIAL-G3, €55,000, Krefeld, 4-28, 3yo, 8 1/2fT, 1:50.61, g/s.
1–MAIGRET (GER), 128, c, 3, by Counterattack (Aus)
       1st Dam: Minoris (Fr), by Dabirsim (Fr)
       2nd Dam: Monspa (GB), by Monsun (Ger)
       3rd Dam: Spa (GB), by Sadler's Wells
1ST GROUP WIN. (€95,000 RNA Ylg '22 BBAGS). O/B-Gestut Karlshof (GER); T-Bohumil Nedorostek; J-Lukas Delozier. €32,000. Lifetime Record: 3-3-0-0, €53,000. *1/2 to Mylady (Ger) (The Grey Gatsby {Ire}), GSW & G1SP-Ger, GSW-US, $234,227. Werk Nick Rating: A+. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree, or the free catalogue-style pedigree.
2–New Emerald (Ger), 128, c, 3, Protectionist (Ger)–Nouvelle Gorl (Ger), by Soldier Hollow (GB). 1ST BLACK TYPE; 1ST GROUP BLACK TYPE. (€24,000 RNA Ylg '22 BBAGS). O/B-Stall Emerald (GER); T-Markus Klug. €12,000.
3–Wonderful Boy (GB), 128, c, 3, Sea The Moon (Ger)–Wonderful Gorl (Ger), by Areion (Ger). (€64,000 Ylg '22 BBAGO). O-Thomas Georg Jander; B-Gestut Gorlsdorf (GB); T-Markus Klug. €6,000.
Margins: 2 3/4, 2HF, 3/4. Odds: 4.40, 6.80, 1.80.
Also Ran: Geography (Ger), Shootout (Ire), Schutzenzauber (Ger), Thekingofmyheart (Ire).

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