Kingman's Habana Dominates The German 1000 Guineas

Kingman / Bronwen Healy


Showing the overseas raiders a clean pair of heels on Sunday, Gestut Fahrhof's TDN Rising Star Habana (Ger) (Kingman {GB}–Hargeisa, by Speightstown) made all to conquer the G2 Wempe 103rd German 1000 Guineas at Dusseldorf. Disappointing on her course-and-distance prep when last of four in the Listed Henkel-Stutenpreis last month, the G3 Zukunfts-Rennen winner who had been down the field in the G1 Prix Marcel Boussac dominated here under an inspired ride from Eduardo Pedroza. Sent clear of Godolphin's 6-4 favourite Dream Of Love (Ire) (Shamardal) in the straight, the Andreas Wohler-trained 4-1 shot hit the line with three lengths to spare over Stenton Glider (Ire) (Dandy Man {Ire}), with 2 1/4 lengths back to Dream Of Love in third. “I had a good feeling right out of the stalls, we had planned to change the tactics and let her make her own race and she really delivered well,” Pedroza said. “She was very relaxed during the race and accelerated well. We've always held her in high esteem and that is why we gave Paris a go last year, but the [soft] going was entirely against her there.”

Not a subscriber? Click here to sign up for the daily PDF or alerts.

Copy Article Link

Liked this article? Read more like this.

  1. GISW Tamara Back on the Work Tab
  2. Tattersalls October: A Showcase For The 'World's Best Turf Stallions'
  3. Let the 'Good Times' Roll: Twirling Candy Filly Gets 'Rising Star' Nod at Churchill Downs
  4. Thursday's Insights: Pricey Nyquist OBS April Grad Tries Turf On Debut
  5. MV Magnier Buys 1.85-Million Frankel Filly, The New Goffs Orby Topper

Never miss another story from the TDN

Click Here to sign up for a free subscription.