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Schiaparelli Wins German Gr1 Europa

Monday, 24th September 2007

In Germany overnight, last year's Gr1 Deutsches Derby winner & now 4YO entire Schiaparelli (Monsun-Sacarina, by Old Vic) scored a 0.75-lengths victory in the €155,000 (A$248,000) Gr1 Preis Von Europa (2400m) at Cologne. Schiaparelli (ridden by Andrasch Starke for trainer Peter Schiergen) defeated fellow 4YO entire Poseidon Adventure (Sadler's Wells-Fanny Cerrito, by Gulch) & 4YO mare Ioannina (Rainbow Quest-Lora, by Konigsstuhl). At his previous 2 starts, Schiaparelli won Germany's Gr1 Deutschland Preis (2400m) at Dusseldorf in July & Gr2 Idee Hansa Preis in June; & last season, as well as winning the Gr1 German Derby, he also won the Grosser Preis Der Hannoverschen Volksbank at Hannover & finished 2nd in the Gr1 Deutschland Preis.

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