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Mamool: got a first Group winner on the board via Lips Poison

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BBAG bargain buy wins German 1,000 Guineas

LIPS POISON, bought by her trainer Andreas Lowe for just €2,400 from the 2009 BBAG October yearling sale, won the German 1,000 Guineas at Dusseldorf on Sunday.

The filly was turning around form with race favourite Djumama, a first-crop daughter of Aussie Rules.

Djumama had won last year's biggest fillies' two-year-old race in Germany, the Preis der Winterkonigin, with Lips Poison in fourth, and had won the Group 3 Schwarzgold-Rennen last month. However, she was unplaced in the German 1,000 Guineas.

Lips Poison has been slower to come to the boil, and on her lastrun last month she was beaten a nose by the Polish-trained colt Exciting Life in the Listed Scherping-Rennen at Baden-Baden.

In the German 1,000 Guineas she beat Wolkenburg (by Big Shuffle) into second, with Temida (Oratorio in third).

Stall Lintec-owned Lips Poison is a half-sister to Lips Arrow (by Big Shuffle), a dual Listed winner over 7f in Germany carrying the same silks of Lintec.

The siblings were bred by Stall Partenaue out of the Ashkalani mare Lips Plane, a 1m winner at two and third in the Group 3 Premio Dormello. The dam is a half-sister to Beacon Lodge, winner of the Group 3 Horris Hill Stakes, and Royal Island, runner-up in the Listed Woodcote Stakes.

Lips Plane is in turn out of Royal House, a daughter of Royal Academy trained by John Oxx to win over 6f at two and over 1m at three.

Lips Poison is the first Group-race winner sired by Mamool, a son of In The Wings who won the Group 3 Queen's Vase and September Stakes, the Group 2 Yorkshire Cup and the Group 1 Grosser Preis von Baden and Preis von Europa.

Mamool, who stands at Gestut Graditz in Germany, is also sire of Listed winners Lucas Cranach and Lamool.

Lips Poison is not the first Group-winning filly who could have been bought cheaply in Baden-Baden this year. Princess Elizabeth Stakes winner Antara was unsold at €14,000 at the 2007 BBAG October yearling sale, while easy Oaks d'Italia winner Danedream was sold at last year's BBAG breeze-up sale for just €9,000.




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