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Royal Academy Adds French Black-Type

Friday, 10th December 2010

In France overnight, former shuttler & now permanently Australian-based Coolmore stallion Royal Academy (Nijinsky-Crimson Saint, by Crimson Satan) added a black-type success when US-bred 4YO entire Polytechnicien (Royal Academy-Golden Party, by Seeking The Gold) scoered a 3-lengths victory in the €52,000 (A$72,000) Listed Prix Luthier (1500m) at Deauville. Polytechnicien (ridden by Mickael Barzalona for trainer Andre Fabre) defeated fellow US-bred 4YO entire As De Trebol (Tapit-Adelphi, by Danzig) & evergreen 9YO gelding Chopastair (Astair-Very Sol, by Solicitor). Polytechnicien now has 4 wins & 4 placings from 11 starts.

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