September 15, 2018 - CHANTILLY, Race 1, Cond, EUR €44,000, 8f, .0000, 2yo, c/g

Persian King (Ire), c, 2, 2016 by Kingman (GB)

1st Dam: Pretty Please (Ire), by Dylan Thomas (Ire)
2nd Dam: Plante Rare (Ire), by Giant's Causeway
3rd Dam: Palmeraie, by Lear Fan

Owner: Ballymore Thoroughbred Ltd
Breeder: Dayton Investments Ltd (Ire)
Trainer: Andre Fabre

Persian King (Ire) (Kingman {Ire}), who bettered an Aug. 7 first-up second going 7 1/2 panels at Deauville when graduating over Chantilly’s mile last time Sept. 1, was hammered in to odds-on favouritism–despite the presence of ‘TDN Rising Star’ Lone Peak (Fr) (Lope de Vega {Ire})–and justified that support in impressive fashion to replicate that rival’s status. Breaking well to stalk the pace set by the Strawbridge homebred through halfway, the 3-5 chalk loomed large in the straight and was pushed out in the closing stages once cruising to the front soon after passing the two pole to outclass his overmatched opposition by five lengths and more. Half-brother to a yearling filly by Australia (GB), the homebred bay is the second foal and lone winner produced by a winning half-sister to G1SW sire Planteur (Ire) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}) and dual stakes winner Pilote d’Essai (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}).

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