Guiliani's Tunnes A Powerhouse In The Grosser Preis Von Bayern

Continuing his march towards the heights achieved by his celebrated half-brother Torquator Tasso (Ger) (Adlerflug {Ger}), Holger Renz's Tunnes (Ger) (Guiliani {Ire}--Tijuana {Ger), by Toylsome {GB}) went Flightline-like through Munich's mud to register a formidable 10-length success in Sunday's G1 Allianz Grosser Preis von Bayern. Already firmly established among the elite of his country's middle-distance and staying performers having won his last two starts including Dortmund's Sept. 18 G3 Deutsches St Leger by a cumulative margin of 14 lengths, the Peter Schiergen-trained chestnut was only warming up for this tour...

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Ebaiyra Takes Up Munich Challenge

In The Aga Khan's centenary year, Ebaiyra (Distorted Humor) looks to provide another highlight in Sunday's G1 Grosser Dallmayr-Preis - Bayerisches Zuchtrennen. Having enjoyed a confidence-boosting win in the Listed Prix de la Pepiniere at Chantilly July 12, last year's G1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud runner-up is looking for a first success at the highest level at which she has been placed on three occasions. Intriguingly, the Francis-Henri Graffard-trained 5-year-old meets Gestut Park Wiedingen's July 3 G1 Deutsches Derby and June 6 G2 Union-Rennen hero Sammarco (Ire) (Camelot {GB}) and...

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Frankel's Alpinista Upholds Family Tradition in Germany

Kirsten Rausing's 4-year-old filly Alpinista (GB) (Frankel {GB}) had yet to taste defeat in four prior outings this term and lined up for Sunday's G1 Allianz Grosser Preis von Bayern at Munich coming back off wins in Hoppegarten's Aug. 8 G1 Grosser Preis von Berlin and Cologne's Sept. 26 G1 Preis von Europa last time. The homebred grey's second dam Albanova (GB) (Alzao), who was also conditioned by Sir Mark Prescott, had rattled off a trio of German Group 1 triumphs in a nine-week spree during 2004 and she emulated...

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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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Kendargent's Skalleti Annexes Munich Feature in Style

Jean-Claude Seroul's highly dependable 6-year-old grey Skalleti (Fr) (Kendargent {Fr}) posted a career best in ParisLongchamp's G1 Prix d'Ispahan when last seen at the end of May and doubled his elite-level tally with an impressive five-length triumph in Sunday's G1 Grosser Dallmayr-Preis - Bayerisches Zuchtrennen over 10 furlongs at Munich. Last term's G1 Champion S. runner-up had also annexed this term's G3 Prix Exbury and G2 Prix d'Harcourt in an unbeaten start to the campaign and was sent postward as the heavily supported 3-10 favourite to continue that trend. Skalleti...

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Skalleti On The Prowl Sunday

Munich's G1 Grosser Dallmayr-Preis - Bayerisches Zuchtrennen is the sole pattern-race action in Europe on Sunday and it should be a procession for France's star Skalleti (Fr) (Kendargent {Fr}) provided all goes to plan. Successful in the Mar. 21 G3 Prix Exbury at Saint-Cloud and ParisLongchamp's Prix d'Harcourt Apr. 11 and G1 Prix d'Ispahan May 30, Jean-Claude Seroul's 6-year-old continues his march towards the G1 Champion S. in which he was runner-up in October. Of the home contingent, Dr Christoph Berglar's May 2 G3 Premio Ambrosiano winner Grocer Jack (Ger)...

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Camelot's Sunny Queen Reigns In Munich

After the dust had settled on another edition of the Breeders' Cup extravaganza Stateside, elite-level action continued apace in Germany with Munich staging Sunday's Allianz-sponsored G1 Grosser Preis von Bayern, the country's penultimate pattern-race event of the season, and Cayton Park Stud's Sunny Queen (Ger) (Camelot {GB}) stepped forward to claim a career high in the 12-furlong feature. The February-foaled bay, untested as a juvenile, registered a May 7 debut third at Hannover when the German season rebooted in earnest and pounced for a first stakes success in the Listed...

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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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Barney Roy's German Adventure Yields A Third Group 1 Success

Godolphin's well-travelled Barney Roy (GB) (Excelebration {Ire}) began this latest European campaign with a third in Royal Ascot's G1 Prince of Wales's S. last month and the gelded bay was all heart to claim Sunday's G1 Grosser Dallmayr-Preis - Bayerisches Zuchtrennen at Munich. The even-money favourite sported temporary headgear during the preliminaries of the 10-furlong contest and the soothing effect contributed to a smooth passage off the clear leaders in rear for the most part. Making headway in the straight when ridden along with a quarter-mile remaining, he joined the...

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