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18 November 2020

Wonderful Moon joins the team

Haras d' Etreham, which recently welcomed Group 1 winners Hello Youmzain (Ire) and Persian King (GB) to its roster after the sale of Wootton Bassett to Coolmore this year, has bought into another stallion prospect in top German 3-year-old Wonderful Moon (Ger) (Sea The Moon {Ger}). Wonderful Moon will race at four under the partnership of Etreham and the horse's original owners Stall Wasserfreunde with trainer Henk Grewe.

Wonderful Moon announced himself as a top-class prospect when winning last year's G3 Herzog von Ratibor-Rennen by 12 lengths. He built on that promise with wins in the G3 Cologne Classic over 1800 metres and G2 Union Rennen over 1900 metres, and was given an extended holiday after a below-par fifth asthe favourite in the G1 Deutsches Derby on July 12.
Wonderful Moon entered winter quarters off a four-length win in Hannover's G3 Grosser Preis der Besitzerveinigung on Oct. 25. Bred by Sea The Moons breeder Gestut Gorlsdorf, Wonderful Moon is a half-brother to the stakes placed Wonderful Gorl (Ger) (Aerion {Ger}) and out of a half-sister to the stakeswinning Wunder (Ger) (Adlerflug {Ger}).

"Wonderful Moon is both a high class racehorse and an international stallion prospect," said Etreham's Nicolas de Chambure. "A top-class performer at two and three, I believe he can win international Group 1 races at four." de Chambure continued,  "He is a good-looking, athletic individual and his pedigree is an outcross to most middledistance horses and includes the best influences in German breeding: Monsun, Lomitas, Dashing Blade and Allegretta.  We look forward to racing him with our new partnersin 2021. An obvious first target is the G1 Prix Ganay at ParisLongchamp in April over 2100 metres, and then we can consider the other top international races at around 2000 metres in France, England and further afield".