SMART THREE-YEAR-OLDS CONTINUE FINE RUN FOR ACCLAMATION
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.