German black-type success for High Chaparral

Baisse (4f High Chaparral-Best Side, by King’s Best) looked better than ever when having her first start for trainer Roland Dzubasz on Sunday when running in black-type company at Hoppegarten.

Gerhard Schöningh’s filly won a maiden in Britain last season but looked a classy performer when winning the Listed Vanjura-Oster-Stutenpreis over a mile by two and a half lengths from French raider Emboss. A half-sister to G3 Dee Stakes and G3 Sandown Classic Trial winner Azmeel, she was bred by Elsdon Farms.

This promises to be an exciting season for High Chaparral and his recent impressive six-length Lingfield maiden winner Forgotten Hero (3c High Chaparral-Sundown, by Polish Precedent) is now on the Classic trail.

“It was exciting to see Forgotten Hero get of the mark in the style he did,” said trainer Charlie Hills. “He’d been working well at home, but following the defeat of two odds-on favourites earlier in the week we weren’t as confident going into the race as we usually would have been.

“He’s still a big baby and needs to learn to race properly and you will probably see him again in the G3 Craven Stakes at Newmarket. Although he’s by High Chaparral he shows plenty of speed and there is speed on his dam’s side. Eventually it’s likely he will step up in trip, but at the moment we would like to keep him to a mile.”

Another exciting High Chaparral three-year-old, last season’s G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf winner Wrote (3c High Chaparral-Desert Classic, by Green Desert), ran an outstanding race on his seasonal comeback when third to stablemate Daddy Long Legs (3c Scat Daddy-Dreamy Maiden, by Meadowlake) in last weekend’s G2 UAE Derby in Dubai.

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