Mr Hollywood Stars In Munich's Bavarian Classic

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Wanja Soren Oberhof and Sebastian Weiss's Mr Hollywood (Ire) (Iquitos {Ger}–Margie's Music {Fr}, by Hurricane Run {Ire}) provided evidence of above-average ability when streaking to a 16-length triumph, and 'TDN Rising Stardom', in his Apr. 2 debut at Mulheim last time and photobombed the G1 Deutsches Derby picture with a decisive success in Monday's G3 – Bavarian Classic at Munich.

Positioned off the clear leader in fifth until turning for home in this 10-furlong contest, the 2-1 joint-favourite powered forward in the straight to lead approaching the final furlong and, despite rolling around in front, kept on strongly in the closing stages to account for G3 Herzog von Ratibor-Rennen victor and market rival Alpenjager (Ger) (Nutan {Ire}) by three lengths in taking fashion. Last year's G3 Preis des Winterfavoriten hero Fantastic Moon (Ger) (Sea The Moon {Ger}), hitherto undefeated, finished 4 1/2 lengths adrift in third.

“It is usually a very difficult race to win, but not with him as he is such a fast horse on this ground,” winning rider Lukas Delozier told GallopOnline. “He was very green today, in every way, but he coped well with the softened ground. This is a good track, he is sure to improve for his next start and I think he is good enough for the [Deutsches] Derby.” Trainer Henk Grewe added, “He had worked very well at home [in Cologne] and we were expecting him to run well under the given circumstances, but working and racing can differ a great deal. He is sure to have learned a lot and will improve.” Connections indicated Germany's premier Derby trial, the [June 11] G2 Union-Rennen [at Cologne], is next on the agenda.

Pedigree Notes
Mr Hollywood (Ger) (Iquitos {Ger}), who becomes the first stakes scorer from only four first-crop foals for his sire (by Adlerflug {Ger}), is the second of three foals out of Listed Escada Cup runner-up Margie's Music (Fr) (Hurricane Run {Ire}). The February-foaled bay's stakes-placed second dam Margie's World (Ger) (Spinning World) is a half-sister to G2 Gerling-Preis third Margosto (Ger) (Acatenango {Ger}) and Listed Fruhjahrs-Stutenpreis placegetter Masai Mara (Ger) (Shaadi). His fourth dam Our Little Margie (Majestic Light) finished second in the GI Spinaway S. and her descendants include GIII Miesque S. victrix Paddy's Daisy (King Of Kings {Ire}). Margie's Music has also produced last year's G3 Derby-Trial runner-up Magical Beat (Ger) (Lope De Vega {Ire}) and the hitherto unraced 2-year-old filly Moosbeere (Ger) (Waldgeist {GB}).

Monday, Munich, Germany
WETTSTAR.DE – BAVARIAN CLASSIC-G3, €55,000, Munich, 5-1, 3yo, 10fT, 2:15.81, hy.
1–MR HOLLYWOOD (IRE), 128, c, 3, by Iquitos (Ger)
1st Dam: Margie's Music (Fr) (SP-Ger), by Hurricane Run (Ire)
2nd Dam: Margie's World (Ger), by Spinning World
3rd Dam: Margie's Darling, by Alydar
1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN; 1ST GROUP WIN. (€15,000 Ylg '21 BBAGS). O-Wanja Soren Oberhof & Sebastian Weiss; B-Gestut Ammerland (GER); T-Henk Grewe; J-Lukas Delozier. €32,000. Lifetime Record: 2-2-0-0, €38,000. Werk Nick Rating: A++. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree, or the free catalogue-style pedigree.
2–Alpenjager (Ger), 128, c, 3, Nutan (Ire)–Amora (Ire), by High Chaparral (Ire). O-Stall Nizza; B-Ursula & Jurgen Imm (GER); T-Peter Schiergen. €12,000.
3–Fantastic Moon (Ger), 128, c, 3, Sea The Moon (Ger)–Frangipani (Ger), by Jukebox Jury (Ire). (€49,000 Ylg '21 BBAGS). O-Liberty Racing 2021; B-Graf & Grafin von Stauffenberg (GER); T-Sarah Steinberg. €6,000.
Margins: 3, 4HF, 13. Odds: 2.00, 2.00, 3.80.
Also Ran: Skylo (Ger), Romina Power (Fr), Snow Late (Fr), Merkur (Fr). Scratched: Quality Road (Ger), Straight (Ger).

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