Protectionist Off The Mark

Mark Smith - Monday September 28

The huge Australian fanbase of the 2014 Melbourne Cup winner Protectionist will be pleased to learn that the son of Monsun is off the mark as a stallion with the Gestüt Paschberg homebred Sporting opening his account over 1600 metres at Weidenpesch, Cologne.

Protectionist

It was just the second start for Sporting who came away to defeat Atraaj (Iffraaj) by two and a quarter lengths with Quizzer (Helmet) a neck back in third.

It was almost a double on the day for Protectionist when Amazing Grace was edged out by Peaches (Lord Of England) in the Listed Winterkönigin Trial.

Amazing Grace had impressed at her career debut when runner-up to Harajuku over 7-furlongs at Chantilly.

That daughter of Deep Impact came out and won the Group III Prix d’Aumale over a mile at Longchamp on September 10.

Protectionist has only had a handful of runners. His daughter Milka was second in Listed Grosser Junioren Preis at Dusseldorf in August.

 

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