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German 2000 Guineas report: Murphy steers Karpino home

Image: Oisin Murphy: On board the easy winner in Germany

Oisin Murphy steered hot favourite Karpino to a resounding victory in the German 2000 Guineas at Cologne.

Carrying the familiar colours of Sheikh Fahad's Pearl Bloodstock operation, Karpino was bidding to make it three wins from as many starts for leading German trainer Andreas Wohler.

Rock Academy cut out much of the running before Karpino loomed ominously alongside early in the home straight and he quickly went clear once asked to extend by Murphy.

Marco Botti's British raider Fanciful Angel ran a fine race to fill the runner-up spot in the hands of Frankie Dettori, but was no match for the impressive winner.

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The Ger Lyons-trained Irish challenger Cappella Sansevero had nowhere to go when being produced with his challenge by Colin Keane against the far rail and eventually finished well down the field.

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