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Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

Raven's Lady bids to raise Heart of the South to new heights on Group 2 raid

Heart Of The South Racing celebrate victory with Raven's Lady
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4.05 Baden-Baden
148th Casino Baden-Baden Goldene Peitsche | Group 2 | 6f | 3yo+

In a season in which Billesdon Brook struck a Classic blow for the smaller owners in racing, Raven's Lady made her own mark when landing York's Group 3 Summer Stakes last month for Marco Botti and the Heart of the South Racing syndicate. 

In doing so she left in her wake fillies owned by Sheikh Rashid Dalmook Al Maktoum, Qatar Racing and Coolmore. 

The four-year-old takes the next step up the ladder on Sunday when facing ten opponents in the feature race on day one of Baden-Baden's Grosse Woche, the Group 2 Goldene Peitsche.

"We've been on cloud nine ever since York and there were very few options for her in the UK that Marco wanted to go for," said the syndicate's Eloise Adamski.

"Marco's a trainer not afraid to travel his horses and he identified this almost straight after York. It's a huge thrill, nine of the ten owners are going and we just hope they don't get too much rain."

Marco Botti chats to Gabriel Malune, rider of Raven's Lady

While the upper echelons of the European Pattern might be new territory for the owners, jockey Gerald Mosse has more than enough experience to go round and travels to Baden-Baden to retain the winning partnership. 

Adamski added: "Gerald has ridden a few different horses for us and we rate him so highly. Some of us went to Newmarket to see him ride Raven's Lady in her work last Saturday and he was really pleased with her and keen to ride again."

The German handicapper has the Markus Klug-trained Millowitsch as the highest-rated in the line-up, while Julio could be the most dangerous of a trio of three-year-olds for Mario Hofer. 

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Marco is a trainer who is not afraid to travel his horses and he identified this almost straight after York
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