Saddex Captures Rheinland-Pokal
Updated: Wednesday, August 15, 2007 1:41 PM
Posted: Sunday, August 12, 2007 8:52 PM
Favorite Laverock could do no better than fourth as Saddex powered to a 1 1/4-length victory in the Rheinland-Pokal der Sparkasse KolnBonn (Ger-I) at Cologne on August 12.
Laverock, a 5-year-old son of Octagonal owned by Godolphin, took an early lead under Frankie Dettori in the 1 1/2-mile contest, but he was unable to withstand the challenge of the Peter Rau-trained Saddex, who took command with five furlongs left to run.
Saddex powered away under jockey Torsten Mundry to win easily over First Stream. Bussoni finished third, another half-length further back.
Final time for the 12 furlongs was 2:30.7 over a turf course rated soft.
Saddex is a 4-year-old colt by Sadler’s Wells out of Remote Romance, by Irish River. He was bred in England by the Niarchos family, and was sold as a yearling at the October 2004 Deauville sale.
Remote Romance is a winning half-sister to group I/grade I winners Chimes of Freedom and Denon. Champions Spinning World and Aldebaran
also hail from this tremendous female family.
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