WHILE Irish trainers were cleaning up at the Irish Champions Weekend and also at Longchamp last Sunday, it was the Brits who took the honours at Germany’s top meeting of the year, the Grosse Woche at Baden-Baden.

Barney Roy, a six-year-old gelding trained by Charlie Appleby, took the main event, the Group 1 Grosser Preis von Baden, and gave Godolphin their third successive victory in this prestigious event, following Best Solution in 2018 and Ghaiyyath last year.