Group 1 placing for Babylon Berlin.
05 Jan 2022
Dual stakes winner, Babylon Berlin, stepped up to Group 1 level for the first time on Saturday, following a last start third at Listed level in November and a trial win mid December to keep her ticking over.
At her first attempt at Group 1 level in the Sistema Railway at Ellerslie (1200m), the four year old daughter of All Too Hard endured a more difficult run than usual, being crowded at the start before overracing and racing three wide approaching the turn. Despite the difficult run, Babylon Berlin got a kick in the straight to put a gap on the field, before being run down by the very good mares Entriviere and Levante.
Known for her hot temperament, Babylon Berlin finished well despite overracing and settling in a less than desirable position, adding a valuable placing at the highest level to her already impressive record. Lightly raced with 13 starts under her belt, the mare has won five races (two black type) and placed in a further seven (five black type). She has earned NZ$165,000 to date for connections, that include her breeder Scott Williams.
Babylon Berlin holds a nomination for the Group 1 Telegraph at Trentham on January 15, with a possible Australian raid also in the minds of connections.
Her deeds enhance the pedigree of her two half sisters based at Willow Park, of which Reply Churlish (O'Reilly) has a colt by Snitzel currently in preparation for the Melbourne Premier Sale in March.