Architecture denied again

Architecture was placed in a Classic for a third time when taking minor honours behind Serienholde in the 158 Henkel-Preis der Diana – German Oaks at Dusseldorf.

Architecture was third in the German Oaks

Runner-up in the English and Irish Oaks, the Hugo Palmer-trained filly had to settle for third to Serienholde and Sarandia after being supplemented for the 11-furlong feature.

The Andreas Wohler-trained winner prevailed by half a length from Peter Schiergen's Sarandia, with the Frankie Dettori-partnered Architecture a further length and three-quarters back in third.

Palmer will now give Architecture a break, before bringing her back in the autumn with the Qipco British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes at Ascot in October a possible target.

"She's been placed in three Classics, but unfortunately the Classics are over now and we haven't won one," he said.

"She's had quite a hard season for a filly that started off having just won a maiden.

"She had the Oaks Trial and three Oaks, travelling to Germany and to Ireland, so we'll give her a break now and freshen her up for something at the end of the season – possibly the Fillies & Mares race on Champions Day or something similar."

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