AMAZING GRACE amazing runner-up in Gr.1 Grosser Dallmayr-Preis

Four-year-old AMAZING GRACE by PROTECTIONIST delivered a fantastic performance in today's €155,000 Grosser Dallmayr-Preis, a highly traditional Gr.1 challenge run over 2,000 metres at Munich racecourse in Bavaria. The mare, who is in training with Waldemar Hickst for her breeder Dr. Christoph Berglar, had champion jockey Andrasch Starke in the saddle, who settled her behind the lead and gave her a perfect trip. Starke took AMAZING GRACE to task in the final straight, the mare responded with powerful speed. In the end, she had to succumb only to this year's Derby winner by what was not even one lenght, and held off multiple group winner Ebaiyra by half a length to record what might be the best performance of her career yet.