SOLDIER Hollow will be joined at Gestüt Auenquelle next year by another multiple Group 1 winner in Best Solution, it was recently announced. The incumbent son of In The Wings (Sadler’s Wells) has compiled a hugely creditable record at stud, with two of every three starters on the flat he is responsible for being winners. Not only that but an extremely impressive 16% of Soldier Hollow’s winners have won a blacktype race.

He is sire of five Group 1 winners on the level, German Derby winners Pastorius (2012) and Weltstar (2018), four-time German and Australian Group 1 winner Ivanhoe, German Oaks heroine Serienholde, and Dschingis Secret. Over jumps Arctic Fire became his first Grade 1 winner, but his record has now been surpassed by Saldier who added the Grade 1 Morgiana Hurdle at the weekend to his win at the Punchestown Festival in the Grade 1 Champion 4YO Hurdle.