Markus Klug

British-Based Jockeys Receive German Derby Call-Up

Hollie Doyle, Frankie Dettori, and Richard Kingscote have been deputised to ride three of trainer Markus Klug's seven entries in Sunday's G1 Deutsches Derby. A three-time winner of the Hamburg showpiece, Klug booked Doyle for the undefeated Group 3-winning filly Wagnis (Ger) (Adlerflug {Ger}) after watching her win the G1 Prix de Diane with Nashwa (GB) (Frankel {GB}). "I was in Germany but I watched the race and she [Doyle] was good, very, very good," he said. Klug also has the Derby favourite in So Moonstruck (Ger) (Sea The Moon...

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Guiliani's Mountaha Outclasses Schwarzgold-Rennen Rivals

Gestut Schlenderhan's homebred 3-year-old filly Mountaha (Ger) (Guiliani {Ire}--Montfleur {GB}, by Sadler's Wells) ran third to subsequent G3 Preis der Winterkonigin heroine Lizaid (Ger) (Zarak {Fr}) when making her debut over one mile at Hannover last September and bested a pair of subsequent winners when breaking through over the same trip at Dortmund in her only other start the following month. Sent postward with confidence aplenty as the 21-10 favourite to make a winning comeback in Sunday's G3 Karin Baronin von Ullmann - Schwarzgold-Rennen at Cologne, she took the one-mile...

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Mylady A Group First For The Grey Gatsby at Krefeld

Gestut Karlshof's 3-year-old filly Mylady (Ger) (The Grey Gatsby {Ire}), who backed up an Aug. 22 debut win at Mulheim with a narrow score in Dusseldorf's Sept. 12 Listed Junioren-Preis, maintained her perfect record and went three-for-three in Sunday's G3 Dr Busch Memorial at Krefeld. The homebred grey, sent postward as the 11-5 favourite, was bustled along from the gates to remain in touch with the pack through the initial strides of this 8 1/2-furlong test. Angled wide for a clear passage in the straight, she quickened in impressive fashion...

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Reliable Man Colt Off The Mark in Premio Guido Berardelli

Ardakan (GB) (Reliable Man {GB}) had only faced the starter twice, good for a third in a Sept. 27 Munich seven-furlong affair and a second in a 10-furlong contest at Baden-Baden on Oct. 15, but he managed to break his maiden and earn a first black-type rosette in the G3 Premio Guido Berardelli at Capannelle. The heavy going did not phase the grey and he perched in a tugging second shortly after the gates flew with Crystal Drake (Ity) (Full Drago {Ity}) leading the vanguard. Positions were largely unchanged as...

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Mylady A Stakes First For The Grey Gatsby In Germany

Gestut Karlshof's homebred 2-year-old filly Mylady (Ger) (The Grey Gatsby {Ire}) posted an Aug. 22 debut score tackling 7 1/2 furlongs at Mulheim in her only prior start and doubled up with a narrow victory over one mile in Sunday's Listed Junioren-Preis at Dusseldorf to become the first stakes winner for her freshman sire (by Mastercraftsman {Ire}). The grey was rousted from the boxes to claim an early rail position and settled in a handy third after the initial strides. Locked in a pocket when trying to steal up the...

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Belcarra a Black-Type First For Estidhkaar At Hannover

Ulrich Zerrath's Belcarra (Ire) (Estidhkaar {Ire}) ran 2 1/2 lengths off Libre (Ire) (Exceed and Excel {Aus}) when second going seven furlongs in her Oct. 4 debut at Hannover and exacted revenge on that reopposing rival to secure a first black-type success for her freshman sire (by Dark Angel {Ire}) in Sunday's Listed Sea The Moon-Rennen over the same strip back at the Neue Bult venue. Settled off Libre's tempo in mid division through halfway, the 67-10 chance made stealthy headway in the straight and kept on strongly once called...

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Plenty of Classic Prospects For Klug

By Sean Cronin & Christa Riebel Germany's juvenile contingent of 2019 was led with distinction by G1 Criterium International hero Alson (Ger) (Areion {Ger}), who has since transferred stables from Jean-Pierre Carvalho to Andre Fabre; and the Henk Grewe-trained MGSW domestic Horse of the Year Rubaiyat (Fr) (Areion {Ger}), whose ambitions were detailed in these columns last week. With the country now set to gain a European foothold when racing resumes on May 1, a positive focus turns to programming and the usually unwelcome headaches associated with formulating plans for...

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Wellenspiel Slated to Visit Soldier Hollow

Dual Classic producer Wellenspiel (Ger) (Sternkoenig {Ire}-Well Known {Ger}, by Konigsstuhl {Ger}), dam of consecutive G1 German Derby winners in Windstoss (Ger) (Shirocco {Ger}) and Weltstar (Ger) (Soldier Hollow {GB}), will visit Soldier Hollow this spring, Racing Post reported. Soldier Hollow holds court at Gestut Auenquelle for €30,000 in 2020. The Gestut Rottgen homebred is currently in foal to Sea The Stars (Ire). A half-sister to G1 Preis von Europa hero Well Made (Ger) (Mondrian {Ger}), the winning 12-year-old produced her Derby winners as her first and second foals, and...

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Maxios's Diamanta Takes the Diana

One of the outsiders for Sunday's G1 Henkel-Preis der Diana at Dusseldorf, Gestut Brummerhof's Diamanta (Ger) (Maxios {GB}) made strides on her previous best to put her peers in the shade on the day that counted. Breaking well to bag the rail as one of the leading contenders Ismene (Ger) (Tertullian) unseated her rider exiting the stalls, the 24-1 chance enjoyed a stalking trip in third under Maxim Pecheur before taking over from the 29-10 favourite Durance (Ger) (Champs Elysees {GB}) approaching the final furlong and asserting for a 1...

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