08/28/2007 12:00AM

Mi Emma sails at Baden-Baden


Mi Emma gave older colts a sound beating at Baden-Baden in Germany on Tuesday, leading throughout to win the Group 2, $122,000 Oettingen-Rennen at one mile. Her rider, Andreas Boschert, never had an anxious moment as she defeated 10-time group race winner Soldier Hollow by two handy lengths as the 9-10 favorite.

A 3-year-old daughter of Arlington Million winner Silvano, Mi Emma covered the mile in 1:36.20 to win for the fourth time in six career starts.

Trained by Andreas Wohler, Mi Emma had signaled her potential when she won the Group 2 German 1000 Guineas by nine lengths at Dusseldorf on April 29. At Royal Ascot, she was second, beaten by six lengths by the mud-loving Indian Ink, in the Group 1 Coronation Stakes, in which she finished ahead of the French 1000 winner, Darjina, as well as the English and Irish 1000 winner, Finsceal Beo. In Mi Emma's last time out, Darjina took her measure when beating her into seventh in the Group 1 Prix d'Astarte at Deauville, but the good ground at Baden-Baden helped her return to her best.

Mi Emma will travel in search of one-mile Group 1 laurels in the Premio Vittorio di Capua in Milan on Oct. 21 and the Hong Kong Mile on Dec. 9.

Soldier Hollow, a 7-year-old son of In the Wings trained by Peter Schiergen, was coming off a three-length victory in the 1 1/4-mile Group 1 Bayerisches Zuchtrennen, so the cutback in distance may have compromised his chances. Third in the 2006 Arlington Million, he finished 2 1/2 lengths in front of third-place Konig Turf, with Brazilian Group 1 winner Indochine five lengths further back in fourth. In his next two races before retirement, Soldier Hollow will seek repeat victories in the Prix Dollar and the Premio Roma.