P Convertino 2 (12) 111 NOVELLIST
(35) A Wohler (GER) 4 9-5 (D4) ...............
There was no need for any scrutiny of the photo-finish this time, though, as Novellist
had delivered a punishing blow to his rivals inside the final two furlongs and flashed five lengths clear of the two three-year-olds, Irish Derby winner Trading Leather and the supplemented Hillstar.
We had a German winner of the race 12 months ago and it would be no surprise if Novellist
wrote another chapter in the history of this great race.
DANEDREAM claimed a first German success in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes last year and Novellist
can make it back-to-back victories this term.
But there was disappointment in 1986 when three-time German Horse of the Year Acatenango could finish only seventh to Dancing Brave, while another King George winner, Novellist
, suffered a setback in the week of the 2013 Arc that ruled him out of the race.
Kate Hamer is preparing for a storm of adulation
"He caught me with a book by (Japanese novellist
Haruki) Murakami once," Baines said.
Earlier events in the festival have seen crime writer Val McDermid, best-selling historial novellist
Tracey Chevalier and comedian Jeremy Hardy appearing in Hexham's Queen's Hall, while today will see Ian Rankin, author of the hugely popular Rebus crime novels, in a sold-out event.
King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes winners: Alamshar 2003, Dylan Thomas 2007, Duke Of Marmalade 2008, Novellist
King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes sensation Novellist
has been ruled out after running a temperature.
And their hopes were given a major boost yesterday when German-trained Novellist
, brilliant winner of the King George at Ascot this summer, was a shock withdrawal after developing a temperature.
German star Novellist
showed his class with a devastating victory in the King George VI Stakes at Ascot in July.