German raider due for Frankel clash
Pastorius remains on course for a clash with Frankel in the Qipco Champion Stakes after a routine victory in Germany.
The German Derby winner followed up his Classic victory with a brilliant Group One success in Munich and then finished a close third behind top-class compatriot Danedream in the Grosser Preis Von Baden.
He came back to Group Three level and got back on the winning trail at Hoppegarten yesterday and trainer Mario Hofer is looking forward to taking on the world's greatest racehorse on Champions Day at Ascot.
Hofer said: "It was another good performance from him and he has come back from the race well.
"He won the race in good style, but I think he is a bit better on softer ground than what he ran on yesterday.
"Ascot is the plan at the moment, hopefully all continues to go well.
"We know taking on Frankel will be very difficult. Maybe if our horse can finish second, third or fourth, he will have run a good race."