KING PACHA (Acclamation) continued a fine run for his sire when taking the Prix Birium, a Class 2 conditions race over a mile at Saint-Cloud.
The Fabrice Chappet-trained colt won his maiden over seven furlongs in October and was last seen finishing sixth in a strong Listed affair on heavy ground in March. Stephane Pasquier took the ride on Tuesday and pushed his mount out to win by a head, the front pair finishing three lengths clear of the favourite in third.
King Pacha was bred by Rathbarry Stud and San Paolo Agri Stud and now races for NBH Racing. A €75,000 foal and €140,000 yearling, the son of Acclamation is a half-brother to Group 3 winner Rocques.
The following day at La Teste De Buch, Aga Khan homebred KHARA (Acclamation) gained her maiden win at the second time of asking in the Prix du Haras d’Ayguemorte-Vertigineux.
Ridden by Jean-Bernard Eyquem, the Jean-Claude Rouget-trained filly prevailed by a short head from Thread Of Silver, with another two and a half lengths back to the third. The daughter of Acclamation holds entries in the Prix Saint-Alary and Prix de Diane.
ACCLAMATION’S PROGRESSIVE PRETREVILLE WINS GROUP 3 WITH EASE
Following on from a terrific black-type treble for Glenview Stud sires at Auteuil, ACCLAMATION made his mark at Chantilly, where the progressive PRETREVILLE (Acclamation) captured the Group 3 Prix Bertrand du Breuil Longines in fine style.
The Pascal Bary-trained bay came into the race boasting a fine record of six wins from nine starts, the most recent of which was a win at Listed level in September. Cristian Demuro rode him on return, making all of the running in the mile contest and drew clear in the final furlong to win by three and a half lengths.
Pascal Bary later mentioned the Group 2 Prix du Miguet as a potential target for PRETREVILLE, adding, “He gives everything in the mornings and on the racecourse. He is just a very good horse.”
Owned by Gerard Augustin-Normand, the son of Acclamation was bred by Serge Boucheron and sold for €100,000 as a yearling. He is a full-brother to the highly-rated Mind That Boy.
BLACK-TYPE WINS FOR SHOLOKHOV, YOUMZAIN & BLUE BRESIL
HEROS D’AINAY (Sholokhov) kicked off a terrific weekend for Glenview Stud sires at Auteuil when making an impressive debut in the Listed Prix Go Ahead over hurdles.
The Gabriel Leenders-trained bay always looked the likely winner and as he strode clear in the straight, victory was never in doubt. 12 lengths was the winning margin, with a further ten lengths back to the third horse.
Bred by Stephane Milaveau, HEROS D’AINAY is owned by Ecurie Couderc, Ecurie Patrick Joubert and Haras de Saint-Voir. The son of Sholokhov is out of Etoile D’Ainay, a multiple black-type winner over fences, and herself a half-sister to three black-type winners, including Flower Des Champs (Robin Des Champs).
Shortly afterwards, the Francois Nicolle-trained LA DOIX (Youmzain) gained a deserved black-type success in the Listed Prix d’Arles, a hurdle contest for mares over two miles and two furlongs.
Last seen finishing third in a similar contest, she was reunited with Theo Chevilland to win by a head in a 1-2-3 for the Nicolle stable. The now four-time winner is owned and bred by Sarl Carion EMM out of Flavigny, a half-sister to Listed winner Feroe.
The very next day, Grade 1 winner L’AUTONOMIE (Blue Bresil) made a winning return in the Grade 2 Prix Leon Rambaud, to make it six Graded victories in a row since June 2019. She was sent off favourite for her first attempt over two miles and five and a half furlongs, and came home three lengths in front, with a further nine length back to the third horse.
Trained by Francois Nicolle for owner/breeder Catherine Coiffier, L’AUTONOMIE has won nine of her 12 career starts.
13TH CAREER WIN FOR OH THIS IS US
The ultra-consistent OH THIS IS US (Acclamation) gained his 13th career success in the valuable Sportpesa Handicap at Chester.
The Richard Hannon-trained bay was sent off favourite for the seven and a half furlong contest, with Andrea Atzeni holding him up in a field of 11. Pushed along to make headway approaching the final furlong, he led close home and ran on to score by half a length.
The win brought the six-year-old’s earnings past the £600,000 mark for owners Team Wallop. Bred by Herbertstown House Stud, Oh This Is Us was bought by Peter and Ross Doyle as a yearling for €110,000.
SON OF YOUMZAIN GOES ONE BETTER
The well-bred CARNIVAL ZAIN (Youmzain) gained a well-deserved maiden win in the Prix Les Cycles de La Baie at Pornichet.
A full-brother to two winners, including Royal Ascot winner Sunny Way (Youmzain), the Jaber Abdullah homebred was last seen finishing second over course and distance. Sent off favourite under Maxime Guyon, he went one better in the two-year-old contest and won by a nose.
STYLISH JUVENILE WINNER FOR ACCLAMATION
GRAND ROCK (Acclamation) built on a promising debut in July to win the mile Novice Stakes at Hamilton in comfortable fashion.
Fourth over six furlongs on the first attempt, he was sent off second favourite under Ben Curtis, who held the bay up towards the back of the field. Making headway from over three furlongs out, he ran on to lead approaching the final furlong and was pushed out to beat the favourite by three and a half lengths, with a further six lengths back to the third horse.
Trained by William Haggas for Hussain Alabbas Lootah, Grand Rock was bred by Peter and Hugh McCutcheon. Bought by Rathbarry Stud as a foal, he was resold as a yearling for £150,000 to Richard Knight.