Top-class middle-distance horse Adlerflug is a son of In The Wings (by Sadler's Wells) and from a branch of the family of Galileo (by Sadler's Wells), Sea The Stars (by Cape Cross), and King's Best (by Kingmambo) so it is no surprise that he has emerged as a leading sire in Germany.
His 11 stakes winners include Group 1 scorer and young Gestut Ammerland stallion Ito (first foals in 2018), dual Group 1 winner Iquitos, and Group 1 Henkel-Preis der Diana heroine Lacazar who is due to run next in the Group 1 Prix de l'Opera Longines at Chantilly.
The Peter Schiergen-trained three-year-old has won four in a row this season and her classic victory against Megera and Wuheida over 11 furlongs on soft ground at Dusseldorf last month was preceded by a one and a half-length defeat of Diana Storm in a Group 3 contest over the same trip on heavy ground at Hamburg.
A full-sister to the pattern-placed Liberry Gold, Lacazar was bred by Ina Emma Zimmerman and she is the second foal out of Laey Diamond (by Dai Jin), an unraced full-sister to Liang Kay.
His four pattern wins featured the Group 2 Oppenheim-Union-Rennen, his many pattern placings included one in the Group 2 Mehl-Mulhens-Rennen (German 2000 Guineas), and he missed out on Group 1 placings when fourth in the Deutsches Derby and Grosser Dallmayr Preis.
Linton Bay (by Funambule), the grandam of Lacazar, was a German listed winner over seven furlongs and over a mile and her offspring also include both the pattern-placed stakes winner and blacktype producer Laeya Star (by Royal Dragon) and this year's Group 2 Diana-Trial third Litaara (by Wiener Walzer).
The next two dams – Ludhiana (by Ti Amo) and Lumaria (by Herero) – were both unraced, and other than a stakes-winning sprinter out of a half-sister to Linton Bay, those noted above represent the highlights of the first four generations of the pedigree.
Lacazar is still something of an unknown quantity and it will be fascinating to see how she gets on against the strong line-up at Chantilly.