Coqueteria Third to Stunner Shapira in German 1,000 Guineas
Updated: Sunday, May 9, 2004 4:52 PM
Posted: Sunday, May 9, 2004 4:52 PM
American-bred Coqueteria finished a strong third behind 54-1 stunner Shapira in the Henkel-Rennen German 1,000 Guineas (Ger-II) for 3-year-old fillies at Dusseldorf on Sunday.
Ridden by Steve Drowne, Coqueteria squeezed through one path off the rail to gain a narrow advantage in the straight before being overtaken by Shapira with just over a furlong to go. She was edged for second by fast-closing La Ina in the final 50 yards by three-quarters of a length.
La Ina was recently sold to Team Valor and is expected to be shipped to trainer Ralph Nicks in the United States for the American Oaks (gr. I) at Hollywood Park in July. But she could remain in Germany for the German Oaks at Hamburg June 6, trainer Andreas Trybuhl said.
Coqueteria is a bay filly by Cozzene
–Miss Waikiki (by Miswaki
) trained by Geoff Wragg.
"I thought that she would win halfway up the straight but she was just run out of it," Wragg told The Racing Post
. "I think that she is a pretty smart filly and we will have to think carefully where we send her next."
Shapira, a daughter of Lomitas
, handed Czech-born jockey Jiri Palik his first Classic victory.
Andreas Lowe trains the winner.
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