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Royal Academy Adds US Black-Type

Monday, 3rd September 2007

Coolmore shuttler Royal Academy (Nijinsky-Crimson Saint, by Crimson Satan) added a US black-type success when daughter Royal Pleasure (Royal Academy-Pleasure Center, by Diesis) scored a 1.75-lengths victory in the US$46,000 Listed Betty's Hat Stakes (8 furlongs on turf) for fillies & mares at Penn National. Royal Pleasure (ridden by J.Pimentel for trainer J.Sheppard) defeated Tuff Partners (Partner's Hero-Tj's Tuff As Nails, by Bates Motel) & Western Pleaser (Crowd Pleaser-Western Mint, by Gone West). Royal Pleasure also finished runner-up in July's Listed Mrs Penny Stakes (8.5 furlongs on turf) at Philadelphia Park.

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