07/21/2008 12:00AM

Adlerflug defeats Quijano


Adlerflug won for the first time since landing last year's German Derby when he stormed clear to take the Group 1, $245,000 Deutschland-Preis at Dusseldorf on Sunday.

Taking advantage of the soft ground that he loves, Adlerflug led virtually throughout to defeat the 7-5 favorite Quijano by seven lengths, getting the 1 1/2 miles in 2:37.58 with Norwegian rider Fredrik Johansson aboard.

Sent off at 2.10-1, Adlerflug, a son of In the Wings trained by Jens Hirschberger, will go next in the Grosser Preis von Baden on Sept. 7, a Group 1, 1 1/2-mile race in which he finished second to Quijano last year.

Hirschberger also has a tilt at the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in mind for the 4-year-old Adlerflug, but will not risk him again on fast ground.

Quijano is also being pointed to the Grosser Preis von Baden, after which his trainer, Peter Schiergen, is plotting a return trip to Woodbine for the Canadian International, in which Quijano, a gelded son of Acatenango, finished third last year.

* Duke of Marmalade and Youmzain topped the five-day entry list of 10 older horses for Saturday's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot, where that 1 1/2-mile Group 1 contest will be run without a single 3-year-old for the third year in a row.