06/10/2012 4:27PM

Italy: Earl of Tinsdal scores front-running win in Gran Premio di Milano

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Earl of Tinsdal, a Group 1 winner in Germany last year, led throughout Sunday’s Group 1 Gran Premio di Milano at San Siro Racecourse in Milan, Italy, his first major win of 2012.

Ridden by William Buick, Earl of Tinsdal, the 5-2 second choice, won the race over about 1 1/2 miles on turf by 3 1/2 lengths over the mare Quiza Quiza Quiza. Vadamar, the 4-5 favorite, could only finish third in the field of seven.

Earl of Tinsdal, a 4-year-old German-bred by Black Sam Bellamy, was fourth in the Group 2 Gerling Preis in Cologne, Germany, in April.

Atempo, the winner of that race, was scratched from the Gran Premio di Milano.

Earl of Tinsdal is trained by Andreas Wohler for Sunrace Stables. Last summer, Earl of Tinsdal won the Group 1 Rheinland-Pokal in Germany.

Wohler, based in Germany, had a memorable day on Sunday. He won the Oppenheim Union-Rennes at Cologne, Germany, with Novellist, an Irish-bred colt by Monsun. Novellist is the future-book favorite for the Germany Derby next month.