Today's racecards

Dusseldorf

  • 16:05 Preis Der Diana - German Oaks 1m 2f 206y

  • Winner €228,840 2nd €86,560 3rd €43,000 4th €19,680
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 16:10:27
16:05 Dusseldorf Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Penelopa 16/1
2nd Secret Gesture 5/4
3rd Adoya (GER) 50/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 21-12 Grey, orange braids Secret Gesture 65
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-2 R M Beckett J P Spencer 111 5/42.25
2 (16) 121 white, red stripe, white sleeves, red seams and cap Daytona Bay 29
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3 9-2 F Leve L Hammer-Hansen 4/15.00
3 (4) 2-1326 white, red stripe, white sleeves, red seams, white cap Calyxa 36
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3 9-2 F Leve R Havlin 25/126.00
4 (1) 3-4413 green, white diabolo, white sleeves, white cap Ars Nova (GER) 29
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3 9-2 W Figge Andrea Atzeni 16/117.00
5 (8) 423 White, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow cap, Blue star Orion Love 42
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3 9-2 H A Pantall Andreas Suborics 6/17.00
6 (12) 1262 Yellow, black sleeves, yellow and black quartered cap Quilita (GER) 29
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3 9-2 P Schiergen A Starke 14/115.00
7 (11) 4314 Turquoise, Gold sleeves, Red cap Wild Silva 29
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3 9-2 Markus Klug Freddie Tylicki 25/126.00
8 (15) 154-26 Yellow, Red braces, black panel, Black cap Oriental Lady 29
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3 9-2 J Hirschberger F Minarik 25/126.00
9 (2) 12-83 orange, orange & white striped cap Penelopa 43
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3 9-2 M Mintchev E Pedroza 16/117.00
10 (3) 1-6274 Grey and Emerald Green quartered, grey hollow box, Grey sleeves, check cap Red Lips (GER) 36
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-2 A Lowe D Porcu 50/151.00
11 (7) 2725 Black and orange (quartered), black sleeves Lady Liberty 29
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3 9-2 A Lowe C Demuro 33/134.00
12 (10) 13-944 Yellow, Red braces, black panel, Black cap Viletta (GER) 43
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3 9-2 J Hirschberger Koen Clijmans 40/141.00
13 (14) 4148 yellow and red halved horizontally, black star, yellow and red halved sleeves, black star on yellow cap Adoya (GER) 22
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3 9-2 A Lowe Fabien Lefebvre 50/151.00
14 (9) 23-263 Pink and beige quartered, pink sleeves and cap Miss You Too 17
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3 9-2 D M Simcock Martin Lane 96 14/115.00
15 (6) 2-117 light blue, dark blue epaulettes, dark blue hoops on cap Thunderstruck (GER) 29
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-2 R Dzubasz A Pietsch 66/167.00
16 (13) 2-5551 Light Blue, Black cap Next Green (GER) 42
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3 9-2 P Schiergen Mr Dennis Schiergen 33/134.00
Non runners
17150Hey Little Gurl (GER)39-2Markus KlugAndreas Helfenbein
186-2381Waletta (GER)39-2H GruschelHarry Bentley

Verdict

Secret Gesture beat the other UK raider Miss You Too by 10 lengths before finding her less-fancied stablemate Talent too good in the Oaks. However, the Epsom form has taken a few knocks since and Ralph Beckett's filly will need more if she's to get the better of the home team with DAYTONA BAY the stand out among them. She beat a handful of these in a Group 3 trial at Hamburg and there's no obvious reason why she shouldn't confirm superiority in this. Quilita finished next best at Hamburg with Ars Nova, Wild Silva and Lady Liberty in close attendance. The first named is trained by Peter Schiergen and the leading German trainer also runs Next Green, whose earlier fifth behind stablemate Neatico looks better now with the latter having subsequently won a Group 1 contest.