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First winner for Konigstiger

KONIGSTIGER was represented by his first winner on Sunday when Anking won the first German tw0-year-old race of the year, a 5f maiden at Baden-Baden.

The Sascha Smrczek-trained filly swooped with a late run to deny At First Sight, a son of Azamour, by a neck.

Bred by Gestut Ebbesloh, Anking is the first foal out of the winning Law Society mare AWinning Dream, a half-sister to Group 3 winner Aubonne. She was retained for just €3,500 by her vendor at last year's BBAG October Sale.

Konigstiger was crowned Italy's champion two-year-old in 2004 following a narrow win in the Group 1 Gran Criterium at San Siro.

The following year, the son of Tiger Hill went on to add two further Group races to his resume led by the Group 2 Oppenheim Union-Rennen. He also ran fourth in the Deutsches Derby to Nicaron.

Never out of the first four in six starts, Konigstiger retired to Gestut Fahrhof in Germany as the winner of nearly £200,000. He is standing this season for €4,000.

 

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