Don Chicco, a debut second going five furlongs in Rome on May 1, graduated by three lengths when upped a furlong and switched to the all-weather at the same course just eight days later, and earned a first black-type rosette here while giving his first-season sire El Kabeir (Scat Daddy) a first stakes winner. Racing two lengths off the pace and on the outside without cover through the opening furlongs, Don Chicco moved to the fence rounding the turn. Switched to the middle of the course once again upon straightening, Don Chicco was put to a drive and, once passing his rivals, kicked clear to win by 2 1/4 lengths. El Kabeir, who stands at Yeomanstown Stud for €6,000, raced in the U.S. for Zayat Stables, winning the G3 Jerome S. and G3 Gotham S. over 1700 metres and finishing third in the GI Wood Memorial. Click for the SNAI chart and video.
PREMIO GIUSEPPE DE MONTEL-Listed, €38,500, Milan, 6-30, 2yo, c/g, 1500mT 1:33.80.
1-DON CHICCO (GB), 121, c, 2, by El Kabeir
1st Dam: Otrooha (Ire), by Oasis Dream (GB)
2nd Dam: Mumayeza (GB), by Indian Ridge (Ire)
3rd Dam: Nasanice (Ire), by Nashwan
1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN. (10,000gns wnl '19 TATNOV; £8,500 yrl
'20 GOFSEP). O-Colasanti Luigi. B-Mickley, Harc Syndicate & K.
Whitehouse (GB). T-Agostino Affe. J-Claudio Colombi.
€14,875. Lifetime Record: 3-2-1-0.
2-Some Respect (Ire), 121, c, 2, Gleneagles (Ire)-Sciolina (Ire),
by Oratorio (Ire). (€50,000 yrl '20 SGASEP). O-SC Cocktail SRL.
B-Allevamento Poggio San Giorgio SAS (IRE). €6,545.
3-Filmet (GB), 121, c, 2, Helmet (Aus)-Filona (Ire), by Motivator
(GB). O/B-Scuderia Blueberry SRL. €3,570.
Margins: 2 1/4, 1HF, HD. Odds: 13.49, 5.48, 3.06.