09/06/2009 12:00AM

Getaway cruises in Arc prep


Getaway will make his third appearance in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe on Oct. 4 after a resounding victory in the Group 1, $356,000 Grosser Preis von Baden at Baden-Baden on Sunday. A 6-year-old son of Monsun, Getaway drew clear for a three-length triumph over Godolphin's Dubai Sheema Classic winner Eastern Anthem in the Grosser Preis to notch his sixth victory at the group race level.

Getaway is now trained in his native land by Jens Hirschberger after two seasons in France with Andre Fabre.

Getaway's 2-1 entrymate Wiener Walzer set the pace until the winner went by him a furlong and a half from the line. Ridden by Adrie de Vries, Getaway clocked 2:36.06 for the 1 1/2 miles on soft ground. Youmzain, the runner-up in the last two Arcs and ridden by Kieren Fallon, was briefly second but faded late to finish third, a half-length behind Eastern Anthem and Frankie Dettori. This year's German Derby winner Wiener Walzer was fourth, with defending titleholder Kamsin fifth in the six-runner field.

Bred and owned by Georg von Ullmann, Getaway, who was seventh and fourth in the last two Arcs, was quoted at 12-1 by William Hill for this year's renewal, for which Saturday's Irish Champion Stakes winner Sea the Stars is the 7-4 favorite. Eastern Anthem will head to Australia for the Melbourne Cup on Nov. 3, while Youmzain will take his third chance in the Arc despite his rather lackluster effort on Sunday.