Sea The Moon's Wonderful Boy Outclasses Rivals In Krefeld Feature

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Markus Klug trainee Wonderful Boy (Ger) (Sea The Moon {Ger}–Wonderful Gorl {Ger}, by Areion {Ger}), who was last seen shedding maiden status at Cologne in September, stamped his authority on Sunday's G3 Herzog von Ratibor-Rennen at Krefeld and hit the line with a wide-margin buffer for a career high in the 8 1/2-furlong test.

The 17-5 chance, who had earlier poster an Aug. 26 debut third at Baden-Baden, was swiftly into stride from the inside stall and claimed an immediate lead. Allowed an inch of rein soon after turning for home, he was beyond recall approaching the final furlong and geared down in the closing stages to easily outclass Novemberrose (Ire) (Camelot {GB}) by 10 lengths. Gestut Park Wiedingen's 13-5 favourite. Flamingo Moon (Ger) (Sea The Moon {Ger}) was unable to land any kind of blow and finished 16 lengths adrift in third.

“I was hoping to be placed and am a bit surprised just how well he ran,” said winning rider Andrasch Starke. “He worked well enough at home, but not to suggest this kind of performance. He is still developing and, on this heavy going, he ran like a really good horse. He was quite keen in the early stages, but then settled well and eventually responded beautifully. I always thought he was a horse for next year and I think we can really look forward to 2024 with him.”


Pedigree Notes
Wonderful Boy, who becomes the 18th pattern-race winner for his sire, is the lone reported foal produced by Listed Grosser Soldier Hollow Preis runner-up Wonderful Gorl (Ger) (Areion {Ger}), herself kin to MGSW G2 Union-Rennen victor Wonderful Moon (Ger) (Sea The Moon {Ger}). The March-foaled chestnut's third dam Wonderful World (Ger) (Dashing Blade {GB}), who produced G3 Prix Chloe victrix Wunder (Ger) (Adlerflug {Ger}), is a full-sister to three black-type winners headed by MGSP Listed Gran Premio d'Italia victor Winning Dash (Ger). His fourth dam Wonderful Lady (Ger) (Surumu {Ger}) ran third in the G2 German 1000 Guineas and is kin to the stakes-winning G1 Deutsches Derby runner-up Winwood (Ger) (Surumu {Ger}).

Sunday, Krefeld, Germany
GROSSER PREIS DER SWK AG – HERZOG VON RATIBOR-RENNEN-G3, €55,000, Krefeld, 11-12, 2yo, 8 1/2fT, 1:53.99, hy.
1–WONDERFUL BOY (GB), 128, c, 2, by Sea The Moon (Ger)
    1st Dam: Wonderful Gorl (Ger) (SP-Ger), by Areion (Ger)
    2nd Dam: Wonderful Filly (Ger), by Lomitas (GB)
    3rd Dam: Wonderful World (Ger), by Dashing Blade (GB)
1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN; 1ST GROUP WIN. (€64,000 Ylg '22 BBAGO). O-Thomas Georg Jander; B-Gestut Gorlsdorf (GB); T-Markus Klug; J-Andrasch Starke. €32,000. Lifetime Record: 3-2-0-1, €39,250. Werk Nick Rating: C. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree, or the free catalogue-style pedigree.
2–Novemberrose (Ire), 125, f, 2, Camelot (GB)–Nightflower (Ire), by Dylan Thomas (Ire). 1ST BLACK TYPE; 1ST GROUP BLACK TYPE. O-Stall Nizza; B-Ursula & Jurgen Imm (IRE); T-Peter Schiergen. €12,000.
3–Flamingo Moon (Ger), 128, c, 2, Sea The Moon (Ger)–Faizeh (Ger), by Soldier Hollow (GB). 1ST BLACK TYPE; 1ST GROUP BLACK TYPE. (€180,000 RNA Ylg '22 BBAGS). O/B-Gestut Park Wiedingen (GER); T-Peter Schiergen. €6,000.
Margins: 10, 16, 7. Odds: 3.40, 8.10, 2.60.
Also Ran: Thekingofmyheart (Ire), Like Magic (Ger), Shootout (Ire).

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