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3:50 Cologne (GER) 22 Sep 2013

Preis von Europa (Group 1) (3yo+) (Turf)

(3yo+) 1m4f Soft
1st £81,300.81 2nd £24,390.24 3rd £12,195.12 4th £5,691.06 5th £2,439.02
Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
1 (3)  
5 96 116
gr h Slickly (FR) - Penne (FR) (Sevres Rose)
Towards rear, headway on outer 3f out, went right and bumped Earl Of Tinsdal 2f out, ridden to lead 1 1/2f out, ran on gamely when challenged throughout final furlong, always just holding Empoli, finished 1st, disqualified but re-awarded race
4 (1) nk
3 813 115
ch g Halling (USA) - Estefania (GER) (Acatenango)
Midfield on inner, ridden and effort 2 1/2f out, went left and bumped Earl Of Tinsdal 2f out, close 3rd and hard ridden over 1f out, ran on under pressure final furlong, always just held by Meandre, finished 2nd, disqualified and placed 4th
2 (6) 3 [3¼]
3 813 110
bb c Doyen (IRE) - Vive Madame (GER) (Big Shuffle)
Led after 1 1/2f and quickened tempo, 2 lengths clear over 2f out, soon ridden, headed 1 1/2f out, no extra, finished 3rd, awarded race but then placed 2nd after appeal
3 (4) 2 [5¼]
5 96 107
b h Black Sam Bellamy (IRE) - Earthly Paradise (GER) (Dashing Blade)
Led, headed after 1 1/2f, chased leader, ridden and inching closer to leader when badly bumped from both sides 2f out, dropped to 4th and not recover, finished 4th, placed 2nd but then placed 3rd after appeal
5 (2) nk [5½]
4 93 103
b f Dubai Destination (USA) - Bombazine (IRE) (Generous)
Waited with towards rear, ridden to chase leading quartet 2f out, kept on at one pace inside final furlong
6 (7) [10]
5 96 99
b g Halling (USA) - Papering (IRE) (Shaadi)
Towards rear, last and ridden over 3f out, shortlived effort from 2f out, one pace inside final furlong
7 (5) [11¾]
3 813 97
b c Shirocco (GER) - Samara (IRE) (Polish Patriot)
Chased leaders, outpaced 2 1/2f out, soon ridden and weakened
Following a stewards' inquiry, Meandre & Empoli, who passed the post 1st & 2nd respectively, were disqualified and placed 3rd and 4th. Following an appeal, Meandre was re-instated as the winner.
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