Thunder Storms to Munich win

Group 1 hoodoo continues

Last Updated: 31/07/11 4:45pm

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Famous Name: Only second

Famous Name: Only second

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Famous Name failed to break his Group One duck as Durban Thunder won the Grosser Dallmayr-Preis - Bayerisches Zuchtrennen in Munich.

Dermot Weld's charge was under pressure a long way from the winning line but couldn't reel in the winner, who was committed for home a long way out.

Despite having claimed 13 triumphs in Listed and Group Three races, a top-level success continues to elude Dermot Weld's six-year-old entire.

On paper, at least, Pat Smullen's mount appeared to have been unearthed a fine opportunity in which to strike that unwanted statistic from the record.

But it was not to be as, despite arriving with a characteristic late charge, Famous Name could not claw back the front-running Durban Thunder.

Torsten Mundry's five-year-old was recording his first victory of the season, and a first Group One win in his first ever attempt.

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