At the end of July two sons of New Approach were first and third in the G1 Bayerisches Zuchtrennen with Elliptique proving victorious over Potemkin, but on Sunday 6 November the roles were reversed as Potemkin won his first G1 in the 2000m Premio Roma. Coming into the race on the back of a victory in France in the G2 Prix Dollar, the improving five-year-old handled the heavy conditions well to beat Robin Of Navan by one-and-a-half lengths with a further five-and-a-half back to Elliptique in third.
Potemkin was bred by Gestut Fahrhof and is out of the Stakes-placed mare Praia, a half-sister to Champion juvenile and G1 winner Paita.
New Approach, who is standing this coming season at a fee of £30,000, has sired 13 lifetime G1 performers including Classic winners Dawn Approach, Talent and May’s Dream in Australia. This season he has G1 winners Elliptique and Potemkin as well as Prix du Cadran place-getter Nearly Caught and Australian Derby runner-up Etymology.