German Derby Winner Sisfahan To Breeders' Cup

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Sisfahan will tackle The Turf at Del Mar | Emma Berry

Sisfahan (Fr) (Isfahan {Ger}), winner of the G1 Deutsches Derby and second to Arc winner Torquator Tasso (Ger) (Adlerflug {Ger}) in the G1 Grosser Preis von Baden, will travel to Del Mar for the GI Breeders' Cup Turf.

“Sisfahan should make his next start in the USA,” confirmed Holger Faust, racing manager to the colt's owner Dr Stefan Oschmann of Darius Racing.

“On his last start in Cologne he was [third] behind Alpinista (GB), who beat Torquator Tasso in the Grosser Preis von Berlin, and in Baden-Baden Sisfahan was only one length behind Torquator Tasso, perhaps the best 2400-metre turf horse in the world. So we approach the American trip with optimism and hope for a fast-run race.”

Sisfahan, who hails from the first crop of fellow German Derby winner Isfahan, represents Germany's champion trainer Henk Grewe, who saddled Donjah (Ger) (Teofilo {Ire}) for last year's Breeders' Cup Turf for the same owner.

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