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German-bred Mawingo lands Doomben Cup

GERMAN export Mawingo demoted odds-on favourite Manighar to third when taking the Group 1 Doomben Cup over 1m2f in Brisbane, Australia, on Saturday.

Mawingo gave his trainer Anthony Freedman a first Group 1 victory but he had to survive an objection from Manighar's rider Luke Nolen, who felt that Nash Rawiller's manoeuvre aboard the winner when he crossed to the fence exiting the straight for the first time cost his horse the race.

The stewards threw out the objection, agreeing that Manighar had been hampered but not satisfied that the interference had cost him the race.

Last year Mawingo won the Group 3 Bavarian Classic and finished fourth to Waldpark in the Deutsches Derby for his owner-breeder Gestüt Schlenderhan.

He was sold to Australia in December, hot on the heels of success for other German-breds down under, including Melbourne Cup third Lucas Cranach and Group 2-placed Illo.

Mawingo is by Schlenderhan stallion Tertullian, a son of Miswaki from the family of Galileo and Sea The Stars. The stallion's best progeny are German 2,000 Guineas and Hong Kong Jockey Club Cup winner Irian and dual German Group 3 scorer Russian Tango.

Mawingo is out of the Sadler's Wells mare Montfleur, a half-sister to US Grade 2 winner Mr Mellon and Japanese Grade 3 winner Seeking The Best, now a stallion in Venezuela.

Montfleur's dam, Mackie, was a Grade 1-placed half-sister to the Paul Mellon-owned Kentucky Derby winner Sea Hero. Champion sprinter Mozart is also a close relation.







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