07/19/2009 11:00PM

Getaway turns tables on Flamingo Fantasy


Getaway took his revenge on Flamingo Fantasy in the $220,000 Deutschland-Preis at Dusseldorf on Sunday, beating his Hansa-Preis conqueror by three-quarters of a length in the 1 1/2-mile Group 1 contest.

In his second start since owner Baron Georg von Ullmann returned him to Germany after he had spent two years in France with Andre Fabre, the 6-year-old son of Monsun proved best in a competitive field. Flamingo Fantasy had beaten Getaway last time by two lengths in the Group 2 Hansa-Preis, but Getaway was runing off an eight-month absence that day. Ridden by Stefan Hellyn, he covered the distance in 2:28.51 on soft ground. Flamingo Fantasy was just up for second by a nose from Norwegian raider Appel au Maitre, both of them having their three-race winning streaks ended. Kamsin, the winner last year of the German Derby and the Grosser Preis von Baden, and this year of the Gerling-Preis, was fourth, while the French filly Tres Rapide was a well-beaten sixth of seven.

Now trained by Jens Hirschberger, Getaway had won last year's Grand Prix de Deauville while under the care of Fabre, for whom he finished fourth in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe two years ago. His next assingnment will be the 1 1/2-mile Grosser Preis von Baden at Baden-Baden on Sept. 6, after which he will return to France for a third try in the Arc four weeks later.