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Schiaparelli Wins Italy Gr1 Jockey Club
In Italy overnight, Godolphin's German-bred 6YO entire Schiaparelli (Monsun-Sacarina, by Old Vic) scored a 1.75-lengths victory in the €243,000 (A$413,000) Gr1 Gran Premio Del Jockey Club (2400m) at San Siro in Milan to take this race for the 2nd time in 3 years. Schiaparelli (ridden by Frankie Dettori for trainer Saeed Bin Suroor) defeated 4YO entires Sant'Antonio (Shantou-Nonna Rina, by Bluebird) & Voila Ici (Daylami-Far Hope, by Barathea). Previously this year, Schiaparelli won August's French Gr2 Prix Kergorlay (3000m) at Deauville & July's UK Gr2 Goodwood Cup (16 furlongs) at Goodwood, as well as notching placings in both September's Irish Gr1 Field St Leger (14 furlongs) at The Curragh & July's UK Gr2 Princess Of Wales's Stakes (12 furlongs) at Newmarket. In 2008 Schiaparelli finished runner-up in France's Gr2 Prix Foy (2400m) at Longchamp & during 2007 he won Italy's Gr1 Gran Premio Del Jockey Club (2400m) at San Siro, as well as each of Germany's Gr1 Preis Von Europa (2400m) at Cologne, Gr1 Deutschland Preis (2400m) at Dusseldorf & Gr2 Hansa-Preis (2200m) at Hamburg, plus placing in Germany's Gr2 Grosser Mercedes Benz-Preis (2200m) at Baden-Baden. During 2006 Schiararelli also won Germany's Gr1 Deutsches Derby (2400m) at Hamburg, Gr3 Deutsches St Leger (2800m) at Dortmund & Listed Grosser Preis Des Hannoverschen Volksbank (2200m) at Hannover, plus placing in the Gr1 Deutschland Preis (2400m) at Dusseldorf. Overall he now has 12 wins & 5 placings from 20 starts.