Germany: Wild Chief can tame Wirtschaft rivals

Andreas Wohler

Andreas Wohler: has two runners in the race

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 By David Conolly-Smith 7:01aM 26 JUN 2016 

Preview: Germany, Sunday

Dortmund: 29th Grosser Preis der Wirtschaft (Group 3) 1m½f 3yo+ 3.40pm BST

THE Grosser Preis der Wirtschaft is usually the first race of the season in which German three-year-olds race against their elders, and today’s field is finely balanced with four members of the Classic generation opposing four older horses.


Best of the three-year-olds should be Jaber Abdullah’s Noor Al Hawa (Andreas Wöhler/ Stephen Hellyn), third in the German 2,000 Guineas last time.

Wöhler’s main jockey Eduardo Pedroza partners the five-year-old Potemkin, one of the stars of 2015 when he won six of his seven starts, but he has not run since taking a Group 3 at Hoppegarten last October.

However another five-year-old looks the one to beat. Wild Chief (Jens Hirschberger/Alexander Pietsch) won a Hanover Group 2 last July and has raced exclusively in top French company since, but his fourth place in the Prix Ganay last month is the best piece of form in the race.

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