Oaks hopeful AD ASTRA wins in impressive style on debut

Spectators at Strasbourg, France today witnessed AD ASTRA by PROTECTIONIST turn her first career outing into a promising victory, thus underpinning the hopes placed on her for this year's German Oaks, since AD ASTRA is a full sister of Gr.2 winner AMAZING GRACE, who was one of the favorites in that race last year. And like her sister, AD ASTRA is prepared by Waldemar Hickst for her breeder Dr. Christoph Berglar for whom the filly won a 2000 metres allowance race with a length advantage in easy fashion.
According to her trainer, AD ASTRA could take the route via the Diana Trial at Berlin-Hoppegarten towards the fillies classic in August.