G1 Grosser Preis von Bayern

Alpinista to Uphold Family Tradition in Germany

The Kirsten Rausing-Sir Mark Prescott axis enjoyed a nine-week spree in 2004 when Albanova (GB) (Alzao) registered a trio of German Group 1 successes and her homebred granddaughter Alpinista (GB) (Frankel {GB}) will bid to emulate that quick-fire feat for the same connections in Sunday's G1 Allianz Grosser Preis von Bayern at Munich. Making her mark one year ahead of her illustrious grandmother's schedule, the 4-year-old grey easily accounted for subsequent G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe hero Torquator Tasso (Ger) (Adlerflug {Ger}) in Hoppegarten's Aug. 8 G1 Grosser Preis...

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Alpinista to Reach Summit Again

With ParisLongchamp's Arc weekend bonanza looming large on the horizon, European stakes activities gear down a notch for Sunday. However, the day doesn't lack for class and headlining the action is Cologne's €125,000 G1 59th Preis von Europa over 12 furlongs. Kirsten Rausing's homebred 4-year-old filly Alpinista (GB) (Frankel {GB}), the lone international raider, is undefeated in three outings for Sir Mark Prescott this season and returns to Germany after annexing Hoppegarten's Aug. 8 G1 Grosser Preis von Berlin in her latest start. The reopposing Nerium (Ire) (Camelot {GB}), last...

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German Target Possible For Pyledriver

Group 1 winner Pyledriver (GB) (Harbour Watch {Ire}), who won June's G1 Coronation Cup, is under consideration for the Nov. 7 Grosser Preis von Bayern at Munich, according to co-trainer William Muir. The 4-year-old entire has been out of action since a minor setback ended planned starts in the G1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth S. at Ascot and in York's G1 Juddmonte International S. "I'll let him tell me when he's ready," said Muir, who trains with Chris Grassick. "After York I said I wouldn't set more targets...

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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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