- Fearless King wins by a head to claim German Guineas
- Holds entries for Italian Derby and Grosser Dallmayr-Preis
- German Horse of the Year suffers first defeat
Reigning German Horse of the Year, Rubaiyat has had his unbeaten juvenile season brought to an end with a defeat in the German 2000 Guineas.
Having started as short-priced favourite, Rubaiyat could only finish in second place in the Group 2 Mehl-Mulhens-Rennen (1600m) at Cologne – better known as the German 2000 Guineas.
Fearless King was responsible for Rubaiyat’s first career loss, winning by a head in a final dash to the line.
Speaking to Deutscher Galopp, trainer Henk Grewe was still able to find positives in Rubaiyat’s first defeat.
“He gave everything and was beaten only by a better horse. It might have been different on a soft track,” he said.
“We will discuss the further plans in peace.”
While Fearless King is nominated for the G2 Italian Derby (2200m) and the G1 Grosser Dallmayr-Preis (2000m), the stable are yet to confirm their plans on Fearless King’s next race.