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Horse Racing: Axxos lays down his Derby marker; REPORT: GERMANY.



Byline: David Conolly-Smith

AXXOS, representing the back-to-form trainer-jockey combination of Peter Schiergen and Andrasch Starke Andrasch Starke (born January 4, 1974 in Germany) is a jockey in international Thoroughbred horse racing.

Starke began racing at age fifteen as an amateur and since turning professional has won the German riding championship five times.
, made all to lift the 179th renewal of Germany's oldest race, the Group 2 Oppenheim Union-Rennen, by three-quarters of a length at Cologne yesterday, writes David Conolly-Smith.

But as a German Derby trial it was an inconclusive affair, with only two lengths covering the first five home, and it would be no surprise if the finishing order was completely reshuffled in the Classic, which takes place at Hamburg in three weeks' time.

Plaudits are nevertheless due to Starke, who rode a canny race to notch his fifth winner of the weekend, and Schiergen, who has won the trainers' title for the past two years but is currently languishing lan·guish  
intr.v. lan·guished, lan·guish·ing, lan·guish·es
1. To be or become weak or feeble; lose strength or vigor.

2.
 in fourth place after a slow start.

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Title Annotation:Sports
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Jun 11, 2007
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