Mr Hollywood (Ire)

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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Auguste Rodin Poised for Derby Double

Anyone privy to the sensational closing sectionals of Auguste Rodin (Ire) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) in the Derby will be approaching Sunday's G1 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at The Curragh with great anticipation of what he can do next. While Epsom's final three furlongs lend themselves to electric fractions, the 33.01 that Ballydoyle's latest celebrity covered them in is nothing short of remarkable and already places him in exalted territory among the very elite to have conquered the demands of the Blue Riband. Now that the only marginally less brilliant...

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Cologne: Mr Hollywood Takes Aim At The Union-Rennen

Right now, there are few hotter properties in German racing than Mr Hollywood (Ire) (Iquitos {Ger}) and owners Wanja Soren Oberhof and Sebastian Weiss and trainer Henk Grewe will be hoping their unbeaten TDN Rising Star graces Cologne's G2 Union-Rennen with another command performance on Sunday. Following his crazy 16-length winning debut at Mulheim in April, the bay made light work of Munich's G3 Bavarian Classic on heavy ground a month later and has a clear form edge on that evidence. While it is impossible to ever write off a...

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Mr Hollywood Stars In Munich's Bavarian Classic

Wanja Soren Oberhof and Sebastian Weiss's Mr Hollywood (Ire) (Iquitos {Ger}--Margie's Music {Fr}, by Hurricane Run {Ire}) provided evidence of above-average ability when streaking to a 16-length triumph, and 'TDN Rising Stardom', in his Apr. 2 debut at Mulheim last time and photobombed the G1 Deutsches Derby picture with a decisive success in Monday's G3 - Bavarian Classic at Munich. Positioned off the clear leader in fifth until turning for home in this 10-furlong contest, the 2-1 joint-favourite powered forward in the straight to lead approaching the final furlong...

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Luxembourg The Star of Bank Holiday Bonanza

High-quality racing across Ireland, France and Germany awaits the racing fraternity on Monday, with The Curragh's G2 Coolmore Stud Sottsass Irish EBF Mooresbridge S. seeing the return to the fray of Ballydoyle's key older campaigner Luxembourg (Ire) (Camelot {GB}). Plagued by muscular issues last term, the 2021 G1 Futurity Trophy winner still managed to upstage Onesto (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) and Vadeni (Fr) (Churchill {Ire}) in Leopardstown's G1 Irish Champion S. on one of his better days in September and connections will be hoping that a clear run can see him...

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TDN Rising Star Tag For Iquitos Rarity

Mulheim was grey and damp on Sunday, but it nevertheless witnessed a sparkling display in the card's opener as Wanja Soren Oberhof und Sebastian Weiss's 3-year-old colt Mr Hollywood (Ire) (Iquitos {Ger}--Margie's Music {Fr}, by Hurricane Run {Ire}) issued a 16-length beating to his peers on debut to become the latest German TDN Rising Star. With his triple group 1-winning Gestut Graditz-based sire having just five members of his initial crop, the Henk Grewe-trained half-brother to last year's G3 Derby-Trial runner-up Magical Beat (Ger) (Lope De Vega {Ire}) was flying...

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