LIBAN first 3yo winner for PROTECTIONIST

Ridden by last year's jockey champion Bauyrzhan Murzabayev, LIBAN advanced to become the first 3yo winner for his sire PROTECTIONIST at Cologne today. The three-year-old colt, who is prepared by Peter Schiergen for Gestüt Haus Zoppenbroich, showed a strong final run in the initial maiden race over 2200m and secured a fine win with an advantage of three quarters of a length.