Sea The Moon records first Pattern winner as Quest strikes

Sea The Moon - the runaway German Derby winner who stands at Kirsten Rausing's Lanwades Stud in Newmarket - posted his first Pattern winner on Sunday as Quest The Moon landed the 7f Group 3 Wackenhut Mercedes-Benz-Preis Zukunftsrennen at Baden-Baden.

The Sarah Steinberg-trained colt was kept up to his work by Oisin Murphy and emerged on top in a thrilling finish - beating Dragon Pulse filly I'll Have Another by a neck, with the same margin back to Helmet filly Peace Of Paris in third.

Raced by Stall Salzburg, Quest The Moon was acquired for €6,000 as a yearling at the BBAG Sales and Racing Festival.

He was consigned by breeder Gestut Gorlsdorf, who also bred and raced Sea The Moon, with the same operation operation having bought Quest The Moon back for €32,000 in the same sales ring the previous month.