TDN Rising Star Mr Hollywood Wins Derby Rematch in Berlin

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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 G2 Union-Rennen and the G1 Grosser Preis von Baden as well as in the domestic Derby.

Last of 15 when Fantastic Moon was 11th flying the flag for Germany in the G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe when last sighted, Mr Hollywood was understandably fresh and keen early on the front end in the hands of Andrasch Starke. Looking vulnerable as the patiently-ridden Fantastic Moon threatened to his right in the straight, the 13-10 second favourite gave extra to pull away again and win by 1 1/2 lengths. “I had to go to the front, which wasn't ideal as I'd have liked him to calm down behind another,” Starke said. “He kept at it and even broke away in the end.”

Mr Hollywood is the second dam out of the listed-placed dam Margie's Music {Fr} (Hurricane Run {Ire}), whose first was the G3 Derby-Trial runner-up Magical Beat (Ger) (Lope De Vega {Ire}). Out of Margie's World (Ger) (Spinning World), was also listed-placed and is kin to the G2 Gerling-Preis-placed Margosto (Ger) (Acatenango {Ger}), she is connected to the GI Spinaway S. runner-up Our Little Margie (Mr. Majestic). Her yearling full-sister to Magical Beat was knocked down to Elliott Bloodstock Services Limited for €220,000 at the Arqana December Breeding Stock Sale.

PREIS VON DAHLWITZ-Listed, €25,000, Hoppegarten, 3-31, 4yo/up, 10fT, 2:07.12, g/s.
1–MR HOLLYWOOD (IRE), 126, c, 4, Iquitos (Ger)–Margie's
Music (Fr) (SP-Ger), by Hurricane Run (Ire). TDN Rising Star.
(€15,000 Ylg '21 BBASEP). O-H H Sheikh A bin Khalifa Al Thani,
Wanja Soren Oberhof und Sebastian Weiss; B-Gestut
Ammerland (GER); T-Henk Grewe; J-Andrasch Starke. €15,000.
Lifetime Record: GSW & MG1SP-Ger, 7-3-3-0, €288,500.
*1/2 to Magical Beat (Ger) (Lope De Vega {Ire}), GSP-Ger.
2–Fantastic Moon (Ger), 130, c, 4, Sea The Moon (Ger)–
Frangipani (Ger), by Jukebox Jury (Ire). (€49,000 Ylg '21
BBASEP). O-Graf & Grafin von Stauffenberg; B-Liberty Racing
2021 (GER); T-Sarah Steinberg. €5,000.
3–Lightning Jock (Ire), 123, g, 6, Lawman (Fr)–High Haven (Ire),
by High Chaparral (Ire). 1ST BLACK TYPE. (€10,000 Ylg '19
TIRSEP; €5,000 HRA '21 GOFAUT). O-F Esser; B-Ballylinch Stud
(IRE); T-Frank Fuhrmann. €3,125.
Margins: 1HF, 2 1/4, 1 3/4. Odds: 1.30, 1.10, 10.00.
Also Ran: Merkur (Fr), Quebueno (Ire). Scratched: Mythico (Fr).

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