Report: Germany, Sunday
Krefeld: Preis der SWK Stadtwerke Krefeld – Dr. Busch – Memorial (Group 3) 3yo, 1700m
MARKUS KLUG is certainly the trainer to follow in Germany this season so far, and his hot run continued at Krefeld on Sunday when his two runners in the Dr. Busch-Memorial, Millowitsch (Andreas Helfenbein) and El Loco (Adrie de Vries), took the first two places after fighting out a dramatic finish.
Millowitsch, who was slightly hampered by his stable companion, got up on the line to win by a nose, with the rest well held.
This race is normally a reliable trial for the German 2,000 Guineas (Mehl-Mülhens-Rennen, to be run at Cologne on May 16th) and Klug was quick to confirm that this will be the next race for Millowitsch, who is named after a celebrated Cologne comedian.
El Loco is likely to contest the Frühjahrs-Preis at Baden-Baden ten days later, which is more of a Derby trial.
Jaber Abdullah flew over to see his Noor Al Hawa, who started favourite, run on promisingly to finish third and he could well take on Millowitsch again in the first German classic.
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