Oratorio’s brilliant year across Europe continued on Saturday in Hamburg when Temida (4f Oratorio-Interim Payment, by Red Ransom) proved much too good for her rivals in a Listed contest.
The Miltcho Mintchev-trained four-year-old won a Group 3 in Milan last year and she forged two lengths clear of her rivals to win the Listed Grosser Preis der Mercedes-Benz Niederlassung Hamburg.
Bred in Ireland by Anne and Gerard Corry, Temida was continuing a remarkable recent run for Oratorio.
The son of Danehill enjoyed a black-type double in Milan the previous Sunday when Faciascura (3f Oratorio-Sunsemperchi, by Montjeu) took the G3 Premio Mario Incisa Della Rocchetta and Wedding Fair (5m Oratorio-Theatrical Act, by Theatrical) won the Listed Premio Paolo Mezzanotte.
Meawnhile in Ireland, the John Oxx-trained Takar (3c Oratorio-Takarouna, by Green Dancer) looks a top-class performer after winning the Listed Glencairn Stakes at Leopardstown while in Italy, Cherry Collect (3f Oratorio-Holy Moon, by Hernando) has won both the 1,000 Guineas and Oaks.