Heading StraightTalk ArticleHero

Andreas Wöhler follows Protectionist out to work at Werribee

Wöhler wonders if it's third time lucky

words by EMMA BERRY

Andreas Wohler claims that it is the Sportingbet Cox Plate he'd really love to win, but the German trainer may have to settle for an assault on the Emirates Melbourne Cup instead this year with an improving (northern hemisphere) four-year-old who looks tailor-made for the job.

Aside from the proliferation of Sadler's Wells' descendants, the European staying ranks have been bolstered in recent years by the offspring of the late Monsun, sire of last year's Melbourne Cup winner Fiorente and of Wohler's able contender Protectionist.

While possessing undoubted ability, the colt has endured his share of bad luck throughout a three-season career that has seen him have just eight runs. From four of those he has returned triumphant, including his two most recent back-to-back Group 2 wins in Germany and France, and he has never finished out of the first three.

November 3, 2014


ArticleHero On the way to Hong Kong

October 31, 2014

Luring pacesetting jockeys Zac Purton, Joao Moreira and Douglas Whyte to Melbourne for big-race rides this spring has put some reflected Victorian carnival...

ArticleHero And then came the call—‘I want him home’

October 27, 2014

The fizz was still in the celebration champagne of the Coolmore crew and partners at a party on Saturday night after Adelaide's historic Cox Plate win, when the...

ArticleHero Is this the Melbourne Cup winner?

October 16, 2014

For those looking further down the track than Saturday's Group 1 Caulfield Cup, it was hard to miss German visitor Protectionist in the run, and at the finish,....

ArticleHero Better betting for Victorian punters on Hong Kong

October 16, 2014

The Australia-Hong Kong link grows ever stronger, with Wednesday's Hong Kong races the beginning of co-mingling — bets on the HK meeting that were placed....

ArticleHero Purton and other Aussies in 'world best' race

September 23, 2014

The "world's best jockey" for the year will be honoured for the first time in Hong Kong in December.

Longines, which is building its image in racing, has annou...


Create your Free

Popular Directory Categories

on Twitter

on Twitter

Sun Sun

Subscribe to
Inside Racing

Inside Racing features in-depth commentary, perspective, humour, debate and personality on the Victorian Thoroughbred Racing Industry. Racing Victoria's official magazine also provides complete race programs, trial dates, stakes race informaton and industry contacts.

Subscription is great value at $120 per year including postage and the annual supplement, Inside Breeding magazine. cover1011.png