Worthadd: next race for Sir Mark Prescott's inmate is likely to be in CanadaPICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)
Worthadd narrowly misses out on Group 2
Report: Hanover, Sunday
Grosser Preis vom Audi Zentrum Hannover (Group 2) 1m 3yo+
TRAINER Sir Mark Prescott's Worthadd made a valiant attempt to make all the running but was caught in the final strides by 9-1 chance Sir Oscar, providing Dutch jockey Adrie de Vries with a treble on the card.
Worthadd was ridden for the first time by Jean-Bernard Eyquem, who obviously had instructions to make the race a true test on the former Lockinge Stakes runner-up.
For a long time these tactics looked like succeeding and Worthadd still led by a length and a half inside the final furlong but Sir Oscar, who was held up by De Vries and had been second last into the straight, came flying up the rail to catch him in close home to register a neck verdict.
Sir Oscar was not winning out of turn, following a string of near misses, including a close third to Worthadd in the Badener Meile in May.
Prescott was more than happy with Worthadd's performance and earmarked a trip to Canada next. He said: "I'm delighted with that, he ran a super race and he will now go for the big mile race at Woodbine."
Amarillo and Neatico, both trained by Peter Schiergen, finished a closed third and fourth after neither of them got a clear run in the final furlong.
Godolphin's Sandagiyr never showed with a chance and was well back in seventh.
Munich, Sunday, Bavaria-Preis, listed race for three-year-olds and up, ten furlongs
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Munich: Bavaria-Preis (Listed) 1m2f 3yo+
Jimmy Quinn celebrated his biggest winner since his comeback when taking the Listed Bavaria-Preis, the main feature of Munich's card on Sunday, aboard 4-1 chance Why Not.
The four-year-old gelding was running for only the third time in his life. Locally based Irishman John Hillis trains the winner and said: "He has had all sorts of problems but worked well this week and is really coming to himself now."
Quinn held up Why Not, who handled the conditions well and came with a strong run in the straight to lead inside the final furlong.
The jockey said: "That was an important winner for me and a great result as John and I both come from the Wexford area and have known each other for ages."