TDN Rising Star Tag For Impressive Son Of Iquitos

Mulheim was grey and damp on Sunday, but it nevertheless witnessed a sparkling display in the card’s opener as Wanja Sören Oberhof und Sebastian Weiss’s 3-year-old colt Mr Hollywood (Ire) (Iquitos {Ger}–Margie’s Music {Fr}, by Hurricane Run {Ire}) issued a 16-length beating to his peers on debut to become the latest German TDN Rising Star. Becoming the second winner from two runners from his triple group 1-winning Gestut Graditz-based sire’s first crop, the Henk Grewe-trained half-brother to last year’s G3 Derby-Trial runner-up Magical Beat (Ger) (Lope De Vega {Ire}) raced towards the fore after the flag start to the 10-furlong Auftaktrennen. Taking command turning for home, the 5-2 second favourite set sail under Leon Wolff in the testing conditions to open up his sizeable margin before being eased near the post.

“We were quite enthusiastic about him and I had the ideal position behind the leader with him always going well,” his rider said of the sire’s first foal to be born and one of only five in total from his first crop. Grewe was keeping his feet on the ground as he added, “The going surely helped him and my horses are already very fit. We will soon see how good he really is, for the moment we will stay calm and just wait and see.”

The winner is the second foal out of the dam, who was listed-placed in the famed Gestut Ammerland silks and who also has a 2-year-old filly by Waldgeist (GB) named Moosbeere (Ger). The second dam Margie’s World (Ger) (Spinning World) was also listed-placed and is kin to the G2 Gerling-Preis-placed Margosto (Ger) (Acatenango {Ger}), while the fourth dam Our Little Margie (Mr. Majestic) was second in the GI Spinaway S.

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