TDN Rising Star Mr Hollywood Wins Derby Rematch in Berlin

Sunday's Listed Preis von Dahlwitz at Hoppegarten witnessed the return of last year's G1 Deutsches Derby first and second Fantastic Moon (Ger) (Sea The Moon {Ger}) and Mr Hollywood (Ire) (Iquitos {Ger}), but with a two-kilo swing in his favour it was the latter who turned the tables to get his 2024 campaign off to a flyer. Labelled a TDN Rising Star on his jaw-dropping debut at Mulheim last April, Mr Hollywood proved that to be no fluke with success in Munich's G3 Bavarian Classic and runner-up finishes in Cologne's...

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Tamayuz's Simca Mille Too Good For Grosser Preis von Berlin Rivals

Haras de la Perelle's 4-year-old colt Simca Mille (Ire) (Tamayuz {GB}--Swertia {GB}, by Pivotal {GB}), a three-time Group 2 scorer back home in France and unbeaten in four pattern races shy of top-flight company, made the breakthrough in his fourth attempt at Group 1 level with a decisive win--and a landmark for trainer Stephane Wattel--in an international renewal of Sunday's G1 Westminster 133rd Grosser Preis von Berlin at Hoppegarten. April's G1 Prix Ganay runner-up and June's G2 Grand Prix de Chantilly winner broke alertly from the outside stall, finding a...

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Dubawi's Rebel's Romance Celebrates Career High In Germany

Godolphin's 2021 G2 UAE Derby hero Rebel's Romance (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}--Minidress {GB}, by Street Cry {Ire}) ended a two-race losing streak with victory in June's Listed Fred Archer S. at Newmarket, adding to his resume in Goodwood's G3 Glorious S. last month, and justified favouritism for a career high in Sunday's G1 Westminster 132nd Grosser Preis von Berlin at Hoppegarten. The March-foaled gelding, unbeaten on the turf, was positioned in rear with just one rival behind for most of this 12-furlong test. Scrubbed along to reduce arrears off the home...

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Frankel's Alpinista In Command In Berlin

Coping with easy ground well enough to record a workmanlike success in the G2 Lancashire Oaks at Haydock last time July 3, Alpinista (GB) (Frankel {GB}) relished the slicker surface available at a sun-baked Hoppegarten to continue her owner-breeder Kirsten Rausing's annus mirabilis by garnering Sunday's G1 Longines 131st Grosser Preis von Berlin. Settled fourth early by Luke Morris as Godolphin's G2 Dubai City of Gold scorer Walton Street (GB) (Cape Cross {Ire}) cut out the running, the 19-5 shot was launched in early straight to swamp her neighbour passing...

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Alpinista Camp Eyeing German Group 1

Alpinista (GB) (Frankel {GB}), whose granddam Albanova (GB) (Alzao) won the G1 Grosser Preis von Berlin in 2004, is under consideration for the same race at Hoppegarten on Aug. 8. Another potential target for the July 3 G2 Lancashire Oaks heroine is the G2 Qatar Lillie Langtry S. at Glorious Goodwood on July 31. The Kirsten Rausing silksbearer also captured the Apr. 30 Listed Daisy Warwick Fillies' S. "She's fine," said trainer Sir Mark Prescott. "She'll either go for the Lillie Langtry at Goodwood or she might go to Germany...

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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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