ENGLISH IMPORT IN GERMAN LISTED HURDLE SUCCESS
Written on 28/07/23 by Darren Thrussell – firstname.lastname@example.org
CABOT CLIFFS kept up his outstanding record in Germany when winning the only Pattern jumps race held in the country this year, the Preis der Regionsbeweger Listed hurdle on the third day of this year’s Bad Harzburg racing festival on Thursday.
Formerly trained in England by Dan Skelton, for whom he won three of his first four starts, Cabot Cliffs is now with top German handler Christian von der Recke, and having already won this corresponding race last year, Cabot Cliffs made it eight wins from nine starts in Germany here.
Showing the class that saw him land a hurdle race at Warwick by 17 lengths back in 2021, and a hurdle race over Thursday’s course and distance on Saturday, Cabot Cliffs, sent off the 1.3-1 favourite in the 11,111 Euro contest, came home unchallenged under French jockey Hakim Tabet by a massive 22 lengths, which co-incidentally was exactly the distance he won last year’s race by.
Following Cabot Cliffs home on Thursday was Nordstrand, who got the better of fellow Czech-trained runner Ivo for second. Nordstrand hails from the stable of legendary Czech trainer Josef Vana, who went one better in the second hurdle race of the day, the Preis der Harzer Volksbank eG. German owned and bred, the Vana-trained LA SALINERO benefitted from a positive ride from jockey Jan Kratochvil, leading from start to finish, and holding off the Von der Recke-trained favourite Master Debonair by eight lengths, with another German-bred Czech-trainer runner, Eisenherz, 31 lengths back in third.
You can see Thursday’s races here:
Preis der Regionsbeweger Listed Hurdle – Winner CABOT CLIFFS:
(This is the livestream of the meeting as there is no single race video, but the race can be seen approx 2:27:30 into the video).
Preis der Harzer Volksbank eG Hurdle – Winner LA SALINERO:
Photo: CHRISTIAN VON DER RECKE, who trained CABOT CLIFFS to victory in the only Pattern jumps race held in Germany this year, the Preis der Regionsbeweger Listed hurdle, on the third day of this year’s Bad Harzburg racing festival on Thursday (Photo copyright Darren Thrussell / Anglo German Racing).