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Spectrum Adds German Gr3

Monday, 16th July 2007

In Germany overnight, former Coolmore & Yarraman Park shuttler Spectrum (Rainbow Quest-River Dancer, by Irish River) added a black-type success when 4YO entire Aspectus (Spectrum-Anna Thea, by Turfkonig) scored a half-length victory in the €50,000 (A$80,000) Gr3 Grosse Hessen Meile (1600m) at Frankfurt. Aspectus (ridden by Fredrik Joihansson for trainer Hans Blume) defeated 4YO mare Trip To The Moon (Fasliyev-Sparkling Isle, by Inchinor) & 5YO entire Konig Turf (Big Shuffle-Kaiserin, by Ile De Bourbon). Earlier this season Aspectus finished runner-up in May's German Gr3 Badener Meile (1600m) at Baden-Baden & 3rd in April's Italian Gr3 Premio Ambrosiana (2000m) at San Siro; last year Aspectus won German'ys Gr3 Preis Dr Busch Memorial (1700m) at Krefeld & finished runner-up in Germany's Gr1 Mehl-Mulhens-Rennen (German 2000 Guineas) over 1600m at Cologne; & as a 2YO in 2005 Aspectus won Germany's Gr3 Preis Des Winterfavoriten (1600m) at Cologne.

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