Stormont Wins Top Baden Sprint in Record Time
Updated: Wednesday, September 3, 2003 7:48 PM
Posted: Wednesday, September 3, 2003 7:48 PM
Stormont grabbed the lead more than two furlongs from the wire and went on to register a course-record score in Germany's most prestigious sprint race, the Fahrhof Goldene Peitsche (Ger-II) at Baden-Baden Wednesday.
Ridden by Torsten Mundry for trainer Hugh Collingridge, the 6-1 Stormont stayed close throughout before collaring the pacesetter Terroir and holding off 28-1 Soave by 1 1/2 lengths. Dutch-trained favorite Lucky Strike was third, a half-ength further back while hanging right and failing to rally late. Fifteen competed in the six-furlong Fahrhof Goldene Peitsche, which was run in 1:08.12 on a good course.
Collingrdige captured his first group victory since 1982, when his 50-1 Buzzards Bay won the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot. He professed beilef in the 3-year-old son of Marju owned by Kenneth and Lesley Styles.
"I have always had faith in this horse and knew that he was a group performer but he needs fast ground and has been bleeding," he told the Racing Post
Both Lucky Strike and the second favorite, 10th-placed Fiepes Shuffle, were drawn outside.
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