08/30/2002 12:00AM

Full siblings try for unusual accomplishment


Salve Regina and her older full brother Samum are in a position to become the first full siblings to finish one-two in a Group 1 race, Sunday at Baden-Baden. They run in the 130th running of the 1 1/2-mile Group 1 Grosser Preis von Baden, the $856,000 sixth leg of the World Series Racing Championship.

The chance of the Andreas Schutz-trained pair going one better than Double Trigger and Double Eclipse, the full brothers who finished first and second in the Group 2 Goodwood Cup in 1995, are on the long side, as they have to beat the Peter Schiergen-trained Coronation Cup winner Boreal and the Deutschland-Preis winner Marienbard, a Godolphin horse.

German Oaks champ Salve Regina was second behind stablemate Next Desert in the German Derby, and Samum won the Grosser Preis in 2000, the year he won the German Derby. Both were beaten by the 10-year-old gelding Yavana's Pace in their latest starts, Salve Regina by a half-length in the Group 1 Credit Suisse Private Banking Pokal, and Samum by 1 3/4 lengths in the Group 1 Deutschland-Preis. Yavana's Pace finished second to Marienbard in that race.

By Monsun out of the Old Vic mare Sacarina, the improving filly Salve Regina stands a better chance of victory than Samum, who has failed to recapture his 3-year-old form. That Schutz's No. 1 rider, Andrasch Starke, has chosen her over Samum speaks volumes about their respective chances.

Marienbard was 12 lengths fourth behind Boreal on soft ground in the Coronation Cup. With Sunday's going expected to be good to soft, Boreal, who was a distant seventh behind Golan in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes on good to firm ground, should have an edge over Marienbard.

Califet is the French representative. Trained by Guy Cherel, he won a pair of 1 1/2-mile Group 2 races, the Prix Jean de Chaudenay and the Grand Prix de Chantilly. A Freedom Cry colt, Califet was recently a neck second to Polish Summer in the Grand Prix de Deauville.

Schiergen's second string, Tareno, runs back on nine days' rest after having taken the 1 1/4-mile Group 3 Spreti-Rennen on Baden-Baden's opening day.

o Friday's six-furlong Group 2 Maurice Lacroix-Trophy for juveniles at Baden-Baden was awarded to the Michael Channon-trained British invader Checkit. He finished a short head second to Easy Way, who was disqualified for interference as the two dueled to the line.

o In the seven-furlong Group 1 Moyglare Stud Stakes for juvenile fillies at the Curragh on Sunday, Danaskaya may find Reach for the Moon too hard to handle. Danaskaya was second to Russian Rhythm in the Group 2 Lowther Stakes at York. Reach for the Moon, a half-sister to Hong Kong Cup victor Agnes Digital, was an easy maiden winner.