Adlerflug (Ger)

Shock In The Arc As Torquator Tasso Prevails

It may have been the 100th edition, but ParisLongchamp's G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe proved again on Sunday it is no respecter of established tradition by throwing a curveball in the shape of the 72-1 winner Torquator Tasso (Ger) (Adlerflug {Ger}). Despite coming here off a victory in the G1 Grosser Preis von Baden, there was always going to be extra inflation in his starting price as a German raider from the small stable of Marcel Weiss with a relative unknown on his back in Rene Piechulek and...

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Grosser Preis Von Baden Glory For Torquator Tasso

Third in last year's G1 Wettstar Grosser Preis von Baden, Gestut Auenquelle's Torquator Tasso (Ger) (Adlerflug {Ger}) was on top this time as he mastered the G1 Deutsches Derby hero Sisfahan (Fr) (Isfahan {Ger}) in a pulsating finale to Sunday's contest. Sent off the 9-5 favourite, the 2020 G1 Grosser Preis von Berlin hero who was runner-up in the most recent renewal of that Hoppegarten prize last time Aug. 8 raced in fourth early with Rene Piechulek content to wait off the steady pace. Delivered to tackle Godolphin's Passion and...

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German Derby Hero In Swoop Retired With Tendon Injury

German champion In Swoop (Ire) (Adlerflug {Ger}--Iota {Ger}, by Tiger Hill {Ire}), a winner of the 2020 G1 Deutsches Derby, has been retired from racing with a tendon injury, Equidia reported on Monday. Stud plans are pending for the Francis-Henri Graffard trainee. The Gestut Schlenderhan colourbearer kicked off his career with a win at Lyon Parilly in May of his 3-year-old year and was third in the G2 Prix Greffulhe last June before his German Derby score. Second to Mogul (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) in the G1 Grand Prix de Paris...

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Adlerflug's Alenquer Prevails In King Edward Test

After Mohaafeth (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) had provided William Haggas with solace for having to watch the G1 Epsom Derby take place without his star colts, M M Stables' Alenquer (Fr) (Adlerflug {Ger}) also came to Royal Ascot to add further consolation in Friday's G2 King Edward VII S. There is no doubt he would have played a major role in this year's blue riband on the bare form of his defeat of Adayar (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) in the Apr. 23 G3 Sandown Classic Trial, but after a subsequent setback this...

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Adlerflug's In Swoop On Top at Chantilly

Fresh from a comfortable victory in ParisLongchamp's May 13 Prix d'Hedouville, last term's G1 Deutsches Derby hero and G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe runner-up In Swoop (Ire) (Adlerflug {Ger}) was obliged to work somewhat harder for success in Sunday's G2 Grand Prix de Chantilly. Gestut Schlenderhan's 4-year-old, who also ran second in September's rescheduled G1 Grand Prix de Paris, was settled off a sedate tempo in fifth--with just the slow-starting Nagano Gold (GB) (Sixties Icon {GB}) in arrears--past halfway in this 12-furlong test. Tanking forward to take closer order...

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Adlerflug's Mythico Holds On For German 2000 Guineas Glory

Stall TMB's Mythico (Fr) (Adlerflug {Ger}) opened this season with a last-of-eight finish in ParisLongchamp's Apr. 11 G3 Prix Noailles before running second to Best of Lips (Ire) (The Gurkha {GB}) in Krefeld's Apr. 24 G3 Dr Busch-Memorial last time and took advantage as that rival floundered in Monday's G2 36th Mehl-Mulhens-Rennen (German 2000 Guineas) at Cologne to secure Classic glory in game fashion. The March-foaled bay had also finished behind Best of Lips when third in the Rhineland venue's Oct. 11 G3 Preis des Winterfavoriten and closed a four-race...

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In Swoop Back In Charge At ParisLongchamp

Building on a return second in the 12-furlong Listed Prix Lord Seymour at ParisLongchamp Apr. 18, last year's G1 Deutsches Derby hero and Arc runner-up In Swoop (Ire) (Adlerflug {Ger}) returned to the same course and distance to get back to winning ways in the G3 Prix d'Hedouville on Thursday. Settled in a share of third early by Olivier Peslier, the 1-2 favourite was wound up to take control with 300 metres remaining and score by a comfortable 1 1/4-length margin from The Good Man (Fr) (Manduro {Ger}). "He is...

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Adlerflug's Alenquer Prevails In the Classic Trial

One of the lesser-fancied 3-year-old colts in the line-up for Friday's G3 bet365 Classic Trial at Sandown, M M Stables' Alenquer (Fr) (Adlerflug {Ger}) nevertheless emerged front and centre with no hint of fluke as he split the Godolphin duo of Adayar (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) and Yibir (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}). Runner-up in the Listed Ascendant S. on soft ground at Haydock in September, the William Haggas-trained 25-1 shot was sent forward from the break by Tom Marquand and made certain that Yibir was unable to enjoy an easy time there....

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Champion Sire Adlerflug Dead in Germany

Leading German sire Adlerflug (Ger) (In the Wings {GB}-Aiyana {Ger}, by Last Tycoon {Ire}) died shortly after covering a mare at Gestut Schlenderhan, reported on Monday. Owned by studs Harzburg, Schlenderhan, Brummerhof, Gorlsdorf, Bona and Gregor Vischer, the 17-year-old, Germany's 2020 Champion Sire, stood for €16,000 in 2021. A champion in Germany at three from 11-14 furlongs, Adlerflug saluted in the 2007 G1 Deutsches Derby, as well as the G1 Deutschland-Preis. Placed in an additional three Group 1 races in his native land and France for trainer Jens Hirschberger,...

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Adlerflug Earns Fee Increase to €16,000

German Champion Sire elect Adlerflug (Ger) (In the Wings {GB}) will stand for €16,000 in 2021, Deutscher Galopp reported on Wednesday. This marks an increase from €10,000 for the Gestut Schlenderhan resident. In 2020, the chestnut sired three black-type winners so far, among them G1 German Derby hero In Swoop (Ire) and G1 Grosser Preis von Berlin victor Torquator Tasso (Ger). The 16-year-old has sired 10 black-type horses in 2020 and 15 stakes winners overall.

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Adlerflug Sophomores Face Off in Munich Showpiece

Gestut Auenquelle's G1 Deutsches Derby runner-up Torquator Tasso (Ger) (Adlerflug {Ger}) and Christoph Holschbach and Thomas Krauth's Derby sixth Dicaprio (Ger) Adlerflug {Ger}) lock horns for a third time in Sunday's G1 Allianz Grosser Preis von Bayern at Munich, Germany's penultimate pattern race of the year. The pair head the betting for the 12-furlong stamina test and were separated by a whisker when the former emerged victorious in Hoppegarten's Oct. 3 G1 Grosser Preis von Berlin last time. A solid domestic defence also features sophomore distaffers Tabera (GB) (Gleneagles {Ire}),...

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Adlerflug's In Swoop Pounces For Deutsches Derby Glory

Stall Wasserfreunde's domestic star Wonderful Moon (Ger) (Sea The Moon {Ger}) was eclipsed, but Gestut Schlenderhan's homebred In Swoop (Ger) (Adlerflug {Ger}) stepped into the spotlight with a battling success in Sunday's G1 Idee 151st Deutsches Derby at Hamburg, with the Francis-Henri Graffard trainee becoming France's first winner of Germany's Blue Riband. Employing patient tactics in rear off the tempo set by habitual frontrunner Kellahen (Ger) (Wiesenpfad {Fr}) for the most part, the 137-10 chance was under stern urging turning for home and kept on relentlessly for continued rousting in...

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