Stakes winners in Germany for Authorized and New Approach

Ashrun takes Derby Trial at Hannover; Potemkin adds his seventh Stakes win in G3 Grosser Preis der Wirtschaft

There was Black Type success on Sunday, 23 June for Authorized (pictured) and New Approach, both of whom recorded Stakes winners in Germany.

Three-year-old Authorized colt Ashrun swept home from the rear of the field to land the Listed Derby Trial, run over 11 furlongs at Hannover. He remains unbeaten this year.

Ashrun, who was bred by Hans Wirth, becomes the second Stakes winner out of the Group-winning mare Ashantee (Areion).

Authorized is sire of six G1 winners to date, plus a further nine Group winners including the hugely versatile Hartnell, plus fellow top-flight winner Ambivalent – now dam of Dubawi’s Stakes-winning son Al Hilalee.

Earlier in the afternoon, New Approach’s G1-winning son Potemkin added a seventh Stakes win and sixth Group victory to his record, taking the G3 Grosser Preis der Wirtschaft at Dortmund.

Andreas Wöhler’s charge took up the running as soon as the stalls opened and from then on, was never headed, leading throughout the 1,750m contest and keeping on well to win by half a length.

Potemkin won the G1 Premio Roma in 2016, the same year he landed the G2 Prix Dollar. 

He was bred by Gestut Fahrhof and is out of the Stakes-placed Big Shuffle mare Praia, herself a half-sister to G1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud winner Paita and German Oaks winner Puntilla.

New Approach has now sired six Black Type winners so far this year, including Dante Stakes winner Telecaster, plus fellow Group winners Hey Gaman and Flop Shot.