09/04/2011 1:56PM

Danedream takes Germany's top race Grosser Preis von Baden


The 3-year-old filly Danedream notched her second straight blowout victory in a German Group 1, winning the Grosser Preis von Baden, Germany’s premier race, by six lengths over Night Magic on Sunday at Baden-baden.

Tracking the pace of Night Magic on a course turned very soft by driving rain, Danedream eased into the lead a quarter-mile from the finish and went unchallenged the rest of the way, winning easily under Andrasch Stark. Joshua Tree, who may return to Woodbine to defend his title in the Canadian International, was left well behind in third.

Winning time for the 1 1/2 miles was 2:37.52.

Danedream, a German-bred by Lomitas trained by Peter Schiergen for owner Gestut Burg Eberstein, won her third race of 2011 and second in a row, having taken the Group 1 Grosser Preis von Berlin by six lengths on July 24. She is under consideration for the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe as well as the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf.