Hawkbill set for Germany
Charlie Appleby feels the step up to 12 furlongs will suit Hawkbill as the Coral-Eclipse hero bids for a second Group One success of the season in the Pastorius Grosser Preis Von Bayern at Munich on Tuesday.
Hawkbill steps up to a mile and a half in Germany
Although the Godolphin-owned colt has been beaten in both his subsequent races since his Sandown triumph, Appleby believes the son of Halling has a lot going for him as he tries to regain winning ways.
"I have been looking forward to getting Hawkbill out to a mile and a half," Appleby told www.godolphin.com.
"As we know, he has proven form on soft ground and this looks like a very suitable race for him."
Godolphin have a second string to their bow in Racing History, who made an encouraging return after 12 months off the track when sixth to Almanzor in the Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot two weeks ago.
His trainer, Saeed bin Suroor, reports the four-year-old to have come on for the outing.
"Racing History ran well in the Champion Stakes after a very long lay-off," said the Newmarket handler.
"He needed the race and has worked well since on the Limekilns. Any rain will suit but he is in good form."
There is a third British raider in the David Simcock-trained Algometer, who lowered the colours of The Queen's colt Dartmouth at Newbury in September.
Simcock is happy with Algometer and is hoping the Kirsten Rausing-owned colt can maintain the improvement he has shown throughout the year.
"He arrived today and travelled well. It's a competitive race. It looks a very decent contest and there are four supplementary entries in there," said the Newmarket trainer.
"It will be a fact-finding mission. He's improved all year and we'd like to think he hasn't finished improving yet.
"He'd probably appreciate a little more rain, but he goes there in good shape."
A field of 10 includes two from the Peter Schiergen stable, Girolamo and Royal Solitaire, and two from Jean-Pierre Carvalho's yard, Guignol and Savoir Vivre, who was eighth behind Found in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.
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