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Refuse To Bend Adds German Black-Type
In Germany, deceased multiple Gr1-winning former shuttler Refuse To Bend (Sadler's Wells-Market Slide, by Gulch) added a black-type success when Irish-bred 6YO gelding Combat Zone (Refuse To Bend-Zeiting, by Zieten) scored a 0.75-length victory in the €80,000 (A$96,000) Listed Internationales Super-Handicap (1800m) at Hoppegarten. Combat Zone (ridden by Norman Richter for trainer Mario Hofer) defeated 4YO entire Salut (Lomitas-Saldentigerin, by Tiger Hill) & UK-bred 6YO gelding Primera Vista (Haafhd-Colorvista, by Shirley Heights). Combat Zone took his record to 12 wins & 9 placings from 31 starts for €153,045 (A$184,000) earnings.