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Vif Monsieur Wins Germany Gr1 Preis Von Europa
At Cologne in Germany, 3YO colt Vif Monsieur (Doyen-Vive Madame, by Big Shuffle) was sensationally promoted to first place when Meandre & Empoli were demoted for causing interference. Vif Monsieur scored by a neck for trainer Jens Hirschberger in the €155,000 Gr1 Preis Von Europa (12 furlongs) for 3YO+, over 5YO entires Earl Of Tinsdal (Black Sam Bellamy-Earthly Paradise, by Dashing Blade) & Meandre (Slickly-Penne, by Sevres Rose). Vif Monsieur took his record to 4 wins (including the Gr3 Fruhjahrspreis des Bankhauses Metzler at Frankfurt) & a placing from 8 starts.