South African Winner for Pierro Brings Inglis Classic Update

Tara Madgwick - Monday January 24

A $310,000 Inglis Easter purchase, four year-old Pierro mare French Declaration scored her third win in South Africa when saluting at Kenilworth on Sunday.

Trained by Andre Nel, French Declaration was favourite for the 2000m  contest and scored a neck win, her third win from 10 starts.
 


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French Declaration was bought from the Coolmore draft by James Bester Bloodstock and runs for Sabine Plattner.

French Declaration as a yearling.

She is a half-sister to stakes-winner Superfly and stakes-placed Montelimar being the seventh winner from eight runners out of stakes-winning Hennessy (USA) mare Allez France.

Allez France was retired from stud duties last year and her final two foals are a two year-old filly by Churchill (IRE) and a yearling colt by Pride of Dubai that will be offered by Valiant Stud as Lot 372 at Inglis Classic..



 

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