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Friday, 16 November, 2018

'A very special moment' – Raven's Lady swoops to land German Group 2

Raven's Lady: Winner of a German Group 2 at Baden-Baden
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The Marco Botti-trained Raven's Lady continued her rapid progress with a victory in the Group 2 Goldene Peitsche at Baden-Baden in Germany on Sunday.

A neck winner of the Group 3 York Summer Stakes on her last start, Gerald Mosse was forced off the bridle early on the four-year-old but she bravely battled on the rail to narrowly deny Pretorian in a photo-finish.

Nine of Raven's Lady's ten owners, part of the Heart Of The South syndicate, made the trip to south Germany to see their filly claim a second Group success.

Eloise Adamski, syndicate director for Heart Of The South, said: "Everyone in the syndicate is ecstatic – she didn't travel as we thought she would, she was off the bridle early on, so to win it how she did was pretty incredible.

"She's just so tough and Gerald [Mosse] just seems to get the best out of her. Once again she's got her nose in front when it mattered."

The syndicate have been enjoying winners since 1996, although this season has proved the best yet with two Group-level victories.

She added: "This year has been our best, two Group winners is pretty special. It's something our owners dream of – we're enjoying every single second.

"This would be the best moment. York was pretty special, but going all the way out to Germany and spending a lot of money, seeing her win like that is certainly one of our most special days."

Adamski added: "A Group 1 might be on the cards but we'll leave that for Marco to decide. She'll likely go to the breeding sale at the end of the year, but we want to try her at the top level."

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Seeing her win like that is certainly one of our most special days
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