Junko (GB)

Intello's Junko Dominates Munich Feature

Alain and Gerard Wertheimer's Junko (GB) (Intello {Ger}--Lady Zuzu, by Dynaformer), who hit the board in July's G1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud earlier this term, encountered just three rivals in Sunday's 12-furlong G1 Grosser Allianz Preis von Bayern at Munich and made virtually all to claim a career high in Europe's final Group 1 contest of the season. Last term's G3 Prix Noailles and this term's G3 Prix de Reux victor, third in ParisLongchamp's Oct. 15 G2 Prix du Conseil de Paris when last seen, was uncomfortable with an early...

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Four Set For Sunday's Grosser Preis Von Bayern

Sunday's G1 Grosser Allianz Preis von Bayern, Europe's final Group 1 contest of the season, has been reduced to a final field of four with Godolphin's likely favourite Rebel's Romance (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) having been withdrawn after final declarations were confirmed earlier in the week. Andre Fabre trainee Junko (GB) (Intello {Ger}), a dual Group 3 winner who ran third in this term's G1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud, faces a domestic team of three in the 12-furlong Munich feature, headed by recent G1 Preis von Europa heroine India (Ger) (Adlerflug...

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ParisLongchamp: Iresine Back in the Conseil de Paris

The Arc's missing piece Iresine (Fr) (Manduro {Ger}) returns to action in that feature's hosting venue on Sunday, with the far-lesser spoils on offer of the G2 Prix du Conseil de Paris scant consolation for messrs Milliere, Gauvin and Velon. Denied an entry in his country's finest race due to his gelded status, the reigning G1 Prix Royal Oak and G1 Prix Ganay winner may have had place claims there given his love of this circuit at which he has also won and been second in a G2 Prix Foy...

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Deauville: Junko Primed For Grand Prix De Deauville

   Following the week's high-class activity, Sunday is more low-key as Deauville's August Festival wraps up with the historic G2 Grand Prix de Deauville where the Wertheimers' G3 Prix de Reux winner and G1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud third Junko (GB) (Intello {Ger}) sets the standard. Third last year, Gerard Augustin-Normand and the Moussac Family's Fenelon (Fr) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}) looks to have improved in the interim and comes to Normandy with confidence sky-high followings wins in Lyon Parilly's Listed Prix Bedel and Listed Grand Prix de Lyon. Classy old...

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Awtaad's Anmaat Wins Dollar War

Sent off the 5-2 favourite for Saturday's G2 Qatar Prix Dollar at ParisLongchamp, Shadwell's Anmaat (Ire) (Awtaad {Ire}) justified that confidence to prevail in a battle with Junko (GB) (Intello {Ger}) in the 10-furlong contest. Brought along steadily by Owen Burrows last term and this, the 4-year-old had sprung to prominence last time when taking Haydock's G3 Rose of Lancaster S. by four lengths Aug. 6 and after taking cover in mid-pack looked the winner in early straight with Jim Crowley motionless. Sent to the front a furlong out, the...

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Iffraaj's My Prospero Takes The Eugene Adam

Boasting the best form heading into Saturday's G2 Prix Eugene Adam at Saint-Cloud, Sunderland Holdings' My Prospero (Ire) (Iffraaj {GB}) was there to be shot at on the front end but proved as game as he is talented to make his class tell under a no-nonsense ride from Tom Marquand. Sent forward from his outside stall to take up the running after the first two furlongs, the William Haggas-trained 3-5 favourite who had been a battling third in Royal Ascot's G1 St James's Palace S. June 14 was soon in...

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Intello's Junko Battles To Prix Noailles Success

Alain and Gerard Wertheimer's homebred 3-year-old gelding Junko (GB) (Intello {Ger}), who went untested as a juvenile, followed up an impressive score in his Feb. 24 debut at Chantilly with an equally taking triumph back at that track last month and continued on an upward trajectory by notching a career high on black-type bow in Sunday's G3 Prix Noailles at ParisLongchamp. Under restraint in a close-up second until scrubbed along off the home turn, the 17-10 favourite locked horns with the pacesetting Maximus (Fr) (Intello {Ger}) passing the quarter-mile marker...

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