Curlin Colt Lands Austrian Derby

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Medici wins the 148th Austrian Derby | www.aroc.at

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Unplaced in two starts in New York for owner John M.B. O’Connor and trainer Tom Albertrani in 2015, Medici (Curlin) had won two of five subsequent starts in Germany and was exiting a narrow runner-up effort at nearby Bratislava in Slovakia July 31. Forwardly placed after a smooth departure from gate two at this suburban Vienna oval, Medici prompted the pace into the stretch and successfully thwarted the late bid of Global Gentl (Ger) (Aerion {Ger} for the victory. Longshot Prairie Lukas (Ger) (Aqlaam {GB}) held for third ahead of Hungarian Oaks victress Matidia (Ire) (Manduro {Ger}), who raced close to the early pace, was shuffled back and re-engaged late to finish fourth. Click for the chart and video (no audio).

GROSSER PREIS DER OESTERREICHISCHEN LOTTERIEN (FRANK STRONACH-AUSTRIAN DERBY) (NB), €15,000, Magna Racino, 9-4, 3yo, 2200mT, 2:15.90, gd.
1–MEDICI, 128, c, 3, Curlin–Mrs Williams (Ger), by Monsun (Ger). O-Stall MPL Racing; B-Anastasie Astrid Christiansen-Croy; T-Jaroslav Hanacek; J-Piotr Krowicki; €6,750. Lifetime Record: 9-3-1-1.
2–Global Gentl (Ger), 128, c, 3, Aerion (Ger)–Global Beauty (GB), by Tiger Hill (Ire). (€16,000 RNA Ylg ‘14 BBASEP). O-Stall europeanstayers.com. €3,750.
3–Prairie Lukas (Ger), 128, c, 3, Aqlaam (GB)–Prairie Lilli (Ger), by Acatanengo (Ger). (€5,000 Ylg ‘14 BBAOCT). O-Christina Pasterk. €2,250.
Margins: 2, 2HF, 1 1/4. Odds: 1.50, 4.20, 13.60.

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