Trainer Andreas Lowe eyeing Prix du Jockey Club for AmaronPICTURE: Martin Lynch
Amaron lays down Classic marker at Krefeld
Report: Germany, Sunday
Krefeld: Preis Der Swk - Dr Busch-Memorial (Group 3) 1m½f , 3yo
AMARON (Andreas Lowe/ Davy Bonilla) put down the first marker for the German Classic crop by making all the running and just holding on in a close finish to what is regarded as the most reliable trial for the Mehl-Mülhens-Rennen (German 2,000 Guineas).
However trainer Lowe, who has always had a high opinion of the Sharmardal colt bought for 105,000gns at Newmarket's December sales for owner Gert Mosca, said afterwards that he was likely to run in France next.
"He is entered all over, including in the German Classics, but the race I would really like to go for is the Prix du Jockey Club," said the trainer.
Although Amaron always had the lead, he was pressed throughout and there were still half a dozen with a chance close home with Energizer charging up on the wide outside and Freddie Tylicki's mount Auenturm staying on strongly on the inner.
However, Amaron kept on gamely to score by a head from Energizer with Auenturm half a length away in third. The placed horses are likely to go next for the Mehl-Mülhens-Rennen.
British challenger Lycidas was prominent for the first five furlongs, but dropped out quickly in the straight to finish ninth of ten runners.