Sir Mark Prescott considers sending Alpinista for Grosser Preis Von Berlin at Hoppergarten in Germany

Alpinista could try to emulate her granddam and win a first Group One in the Grosser Preis Von Berlin at Hoppegarten next month.

Trainer Sir Mark Prescott is considering the big race in Germany on August 8 for his Group Two-winning four-year-old filly.

The Qatar Lillie Langtry Stakes at Glorious Goodwood on July 31 is the alternative target for Alpinista, who won the Lancashire Oaks at Haydock on her latest start.

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Her granddam Albanova won the German feature in 2004, when it was known as the Deutschland-Preis and run at Dusseldorf.

Prescott said: “She’s fine. She’ll either go for the Lillie Langtry at Goodwood or she might go to Germany for the Group One there that Albanova won – who is, of course, her grandmother.”


Alpinista could be accompanied to Berlin by stablemate Alerta Roja, who completed a hat-trick at Ascot on Friday.

Prescott is planning to move the daughter of Golden Horn up in class after three handicap victories.

“She’s got to find a bit of black type,” he said.

“She might go to the same place – there’s a mile-and-six Listed race at Berlin, the Stayer Preis.”

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