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Rock Of Gibraltar Adds German Black-Type
In Germany overnight, European Horse-Of-The-Year & 7-time Gr1-winning Coolmore shuttler Rock Of Gibraltar (Danehill-Offshore Boom, by Be My Guest) added a black-type success when Irish-bred 4YO mare Aslana (Rock Of Gibraltar-Alte Kunst, by Royal Academy) won the €25,000 (A$34,000) Listed Fruhjahrspreis Der Stadt Frankfurt Am Main (1300m) for 4YOs & up at Frankfurt. Aslana (ridden by Andrasch Starke for trainer Peter Schiergen) defeated 5YO entire Ferro Sensation (Paolini-Fit To Ski, by Niniski) & 6YO entire Konig Concorde (Big Shuffle-Kaiserin, by Ile De Bourbon). Last year Aslana won both Germany's Gr3 Europa-Gruppenrennen (1600m) at Hamburg & Listed Preis Der Trinkaus (1400m) at Dusseldorf, as well as placing in both the Listed Preis Der Dreijahrigen (1500m) at Dusseldorf & Listed Badeb-Baden Cuo (1400m); & in 2009 she finished runner-up in the Listed Kronimus Rennen (1200m) at Badeb-Baden.