Novellist takes another prize
Novellist continued his preparations for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe with a workmanlike victory in the Grosser Preis von Baden.
Andreas Wohler's four-year-old was unsurprisingly a long odds-on favourite (1-6) having destroyed his opponents in brilliant style in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot in July.
With no pace on in the early stages of the mile and a half Group One at Baden-Baden, Novellist found himself in front in the hands of Eduardo Pedroza and pulled fiercely for his head for much of the race.
The tempo increased in the middle part of the race as Novellist's stable companion Seismos went to the front, but it was a sprint for home from the top of the straight.
Novellist briefly looked in trouble, but eventually wore down Seismos and was well on top at the end.