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Spectrum Adds German Gr3

Monday, 18th May 2009

In Germany overnight, former Coolmore & Yarraman Park shuttler Spectrum (Rainbow Quest-River Dancer, by Irish River) added a group success when 6YO entire Aspectus (Spectrum-Anna Thea, by Turfkonig) scored by a short-head in the €50,000 (A$90,000) Gr3 Badener Meile (1600m) at Baden-Baden. Aspectus (ridden by Andrasch Starke for trainer Torsten Mundry) defeated 7YO entire Konig Turf (Big Shuffle-Kaiserin, by Ile De Bourbon) & 4YO entire Liang Kay (Dai Jin-Linton Bay, by Funambule). Last year Aspectus finished 3rd in France's Gr3 Prix Exbury (2000m) at Saint-Cloud; in 2007 he won Germany's Listed Grosse Hessen Meile (1600m) at Frankfurt, as well as notching placings in the Gr2 ICT-Eslam-Cup (1600m) at Hannover, Gr3 Hamburger Meile (1600m) at Hamburg, Gr3 Badener Meile (1600m) at Baden-Baden & Italy's Gr3 Premio Ambrosiano (2000m) at San Siro; in 2006 he won the Gr2 Oppenheim Union-Rennen (2200m) at Cologne & Gr3 Preis Dr Busch Memorial (1700m) at Krefeld, as well as finishing runner-up in the Gr2 Mehl-Mulhens Rennen (1600m) at Cologne; & in 2005 he won the Gr3 Preis Der Winterfavoriten (1600m) at Cologne. Overall Aspectus now has 7 wins & 6 placings from 22 starts.

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