Dramatic outcome to Cologne feature
Dramatic scenes in the Group One Preis Von Europa at Cologne saw Meandre and Empoli disqualified after finishing first and second.
Dramatic scenes in the Preis Von Europa at Cologne saw Meandre and Empoli disqualified after finishing first and second respectively in the Group One contest.
Former Andre Fabre stalwart Meandre had quickened impressively to pass the post first in the mile-and-a-half event, beating Empoli with the pair clear, but a lengthy stewards' inquiry ensued into what officials deemed interference caused by the principals to Earl Of Tinsdal.
The Jens Hirschberger-trained Vif Monsieur, who was originally well-beaten in third, was subsequently promoted to first place with Earl Of Tinsdal upgraded to second.
Meandre was placed third and Empoli fourth.