The Roger Varian-trained DEAR POWER (Acclamation) made a fine impression when scoring on debut in a six furlong novice stakes at Chelmsford.

A 350,000gns yearling, the King Power Racing-owned colt faced seven rivals, including the favourite Jovial, a daughter of Dubawi out of a half-sister to Frankel. Dear Power chased the leaders under Jack Mitchell and was shaken up to lead inside the final furlong, running on well to win by two and a quarter lengths.

Dear Power was bred by Kildaragh Stud out of Debuetantin, a full-sister to Listed winner Desabina and German Guineas runner-up Denice.

Acclamation sired another winning newcomer later in the day when PERSUASION (Acclamation) won a competitive maiden at the Glorious Goodwood Festival. Trained by Charlie Hills, the two-year-old colt shares his purple silks with talented sprinter Garrus (Acclamation), the pair both owned by Mrs Susan Roy.

He raced in mid-division for much of the seven furlong contest, biding his time for a clear run approaching the two furlong pole and quickened away smartly to lead inside the final furlong, scoring by half a length.

Persuasion was bred by Norelands Bloodstock, who sold him as a foal for 155,000gns, while Pier House Stud enjoyed a profit when selling him as a yearling for 220,000gns.

The double marked an excellent run for Acclamation, with his daughter Rose Hip having defied a seven pound rise the previous evening; her third win from her last four starts.

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