Monday, 6 August 2012
: Australia-bound filly Salomina, a stablemate of champion mare Danedream, ran out a most convincing winner of the G1 German Oaks at Düsseldorf on Sunday.
She ran in the Oaks in the colours of her breeder Gestüt Bona for the last time as she has been sold to Australian Bloodstock, a syndicate that has done well with German imports such as Lucas Cranach.
The Peter Schiergenb-trained filly quickened through a gap on the rails just under two furlongs out before putting the 11 furlong classic to bed to continue a great summer for the trainer as he also provided the runner-up Nymphea.
Comparisons with Arc and King George winner Danedream are being made, especially as Salomina is by the same sire Lomitas, but the trainer would not be drawn.
Schiergen blocked questions regarding her future.
"It is up to the new owners to decide and she will probably later be trained by Antony Freedman in Australia," he said.
"I just hope that she stays with me for the rest of this season."
Salomina, ridden by Filip Minarik, started the 12-5 favourite and quickened in fine style to score by three and a half lengths.
MInarik, deputising for suspended stable jockey Andrasch Starke, said: "There was no pressure on me as we knew we had the best horse in the field. I was confident from a long way out that she was going to win."