Progressive Castletown Stud Graduate Wins Derby Trial

Nerik (3c Ruler Of The World – Nazbanou, by High Chaparral) became the latest Castletown Stud graduate to become a Stakes winner when landing the Listed Grafenberger Derby Trial at Dusseldorf.

Ridden prominently by Bauyrzhan Murzabayev, the Peter Schiergen-trained colt was asked to quicken turning for home and led approaching the final furlong. Keeping on well, he scored by a length and a quarter.

Nerik is on an upward curve, having gained his maiden win two weeks prior, following placed efforts. Jurgen and Ursula Imm’s homebred was raised and grazed at Castletown Stud, as was his Stakes-placed sister Norge and Stakes winning-dam Nazbanou. Castletown Stud raised numerous other members of the family, including Group 1 winners Nutan and Nymphea.