Areion (Ger)

Group 3 Winner By Areion Tops The BBAG Spring Sale at €52,000

Friday's BBAG Mixed Breeze-Up Sale featured 89 lots, and it was the 2021 G3 Kalkmann Fruhjahrs-Meile hero Zavaro (Ger) (Areion {Ger}) (lot 64) who took top honours at €52,000. Knocked down to Stall Villa Medici, he was a member of the Gestut Ohlerweiherhof draft. From the extended family of Group 1 winners Intense Focus (Giant's Causeway) and Skitter Scatter (Scat Daddy), the 5-year-old was most recently seen running second in Thursday's G2 Kronimus Badener Meile. Second on the buyers' sheets was the Gestut Brummerhof-consigned Promised (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire})...

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Alson Regains The Winning Thread At Saint-Cloud

Gestut Schlenderhan's homebred Alson (Ger) (Areion {Ger}), who spanked his sole rival Armory (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) by 20 lengths for Jean-Pierre Carvalho in last term's G1 Criterium International, returned from a brief spell on the sideline to resume winning ways in Friday's Listed Prix Matchem at Saint-Cloud. He had hit the board in Deauville's staging of the June 1 G1 Poule d'Essai des Poulains on seasonal return this year, but finished a lowly 10th of 11 on his return to the Normandy venue in the July 12 G1 Prix Jean...

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Areion's Lancade On Top In the German Guineas

One of the lesser-exposed members of the line-up for the 100th renewal of Sunday's G2 Wempe German 1000 Guineas, Stall Raffelberg's Lancade (GB) (Areion {Ger}) was the one to hit the heights in the Dusseldorf Classic. Successful over 8 1/2 furlongs on her seasonal bow at this venue May 16, the 11-1 shot was settled in mid-division early against the rail by Adrie de Vries before being angled out in early straight. Swamping her rivals with 150 metres remaining, the Yasmin Almenrader-trained chestnut readily asserted for a comfortable 1 1/4-length...

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Areion's Rubaiyat Goes Five-For-Five In Berlin

   Germany's unbeaten Horse of the Year Rubaiyat (Fr) (Areion {Ger}) went postward as the 3-10 favourite for his eagerly awaited seasonal return in Sunday's G3 Dr Busch-Memorial at Berlin's Hoppegarten venue and, while stablemate Wonderful Moon (Ger) (Sea The Moon {Ger}) reigned supreme trialling for Hamburg's July 12 G1 Deutsches Derby in Friday's G3 Cologne Classic, he was more workmanlike maintaining his perfect record in this dress rehearsal for Cologne's June 1 G2 German 2000 Guineas.    Darius Racing's bay swept through a juvenile campaign which began with an...

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