Highly regarded 3YO colt Real Value (Rip Van Winkle) looked on track for higher honours when winning the Gr.3 Hannover Grosser Preis des Audi Zentrums in Germany yesterday.
Real Value has now won his last three starts and stayed on strongly in the 2100m event to win going away.
Rip Van Winkle was also represented in Sydney at the weekend where his top class, first-crop filly Euro Angel finished an unlucky second in the Gr.3 ATC Toy Show Handicap.
This was Euro Angel’s first start in a new campaign and the Team Hawkes trained, Gr.3 winning daughter of Rip Van Winkle looks destined for an excellent season.
Rip Van Winkle (Galileo) has made an explosive start to the new season with his promising sons Kingsguard and Chatelard already winning in Sydney.