Lockheed will be flying the flag for Great Britain, in Sunday’s G2 German 2,000 Guineas (Mehl-Mülhens-Rennen) at Cologne.Join RaceBets And Claim Your Welcome Bonus Now!
Lockheed Connections Keen To Try Their Luck Overseas
The Exceed And Excel colt hasn’t quite managed to make the breakthrough, since winning a maiden at Goodwood last July. He was 3rd in the Acomb Stakes, after taking a keen hold early on, before finishing in the same position at the Curragh in the Vincent O’Brien National Stakes (well held by both Churchill and Mehmas).
Lockheed was last seen at Newmarket, where connections will have been disappointed to see the horse again race too freely and pay the price. Frankie Dettori failed to get a tune out of him and he was a well-beaten 5th after hanging right in the final furlong.
Haggas’ Inmate Is In For A Tough Battle
William Haggas’ decision to try something different is understandable, although securing blackt-type at Cologne will be no mean feat given the quality of the opposition.
Andreas Suborics’ Dragon Lips won the Dr. Busch-Memorial and 8-time winner Andrasch Starke has snatched the reins from Marc Lerner.
Andreas Wöhler also has a couple of very-useful representatives. Both Poetic Dream and Empire Of The Star can be expected to run big races. Dia Del Sol, trained by Markus Klug, also has an outside chance.
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Destination Düsseldorf, For Alicante
The Listed Preis Düsseldorf is served-up as an aperitif, on Saturday (Düsseldorf Racecourse). A decent showing by Alicante, in G3 company at Cologne, means the Lando-sired mare will almost-certainly start as favourite. The main challenges are likely to come from Gaea, Megera and Waldemar Hickst’s Guiliana.
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