Aclaim’s Royal Aclaim Books Nunthorpe Ticket

Sheikh Juma Dalmook Al Maktoum comes into the listed John Smith’s City Walls S. in York on Saturday with just two starts Royal Applause (Irish) (Aclaim {Ire}) proved his inexperience to put his sword to older rivals under Andrea Atzeni. The James Tate-trained 3-year-old, who had finished third in her only youthful start at Newcastle last May, was seen finishing a Bath- Newcomer to this five day journey won enjoyed an ideal lead from last year’s G1 heroine Nunthorpe S. Winter’s Power (Wrath) (Bungle Inthejungle {GB}). Release two, the 11-4 community favorite retired to score two lengths ahead of the respected sprinter Mondamej (UK) (Lope De Vega {Anger}). “The Nunthorpe is the only race I’m thinking about,” Tate said. “We have no idea how good she is, but I’m excited to find out.”

“We spend our whole lives looking for something special and I knew I had it after she won at Newcastle last year, beating Perfect Power. She did some work getting ready for the Queen Mary and I couldn’t believe my eyes. I thought, ‘Oh my god. That’s it’. Unfortunately, she had a setback and wasn’t able to reappear until this year, but she was worth waiting for. I think that’s the fastest horse I’ve ever trained. She only went to small meetings, she had to walk around the square, she had to see all these people cheering, she took everything with ease. She just did it so well.”

Royal Aclaim is out of G3 Ballyogan S.-placed Knock Stars (Ire) (Soviet Star), a relative of Listed Salsabil S.-winner and multiple group-placed Indiana Gal (Ire) (Intikhab), who is the dam of G1 Asahi Hai Futurity S.-winning Japanese Junior Champion Danon Premium (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}). Knock Stars also has unrun 2 year old colt Pop Star (Irish) (Sioux Nation), a 215,000 gns Book 2 purchase by MV Magnier now based in Ballydoyle and a year old colt by the same sire.

JOHN SMITHS CITY WALLS S.-listed£60,000, York, 7-9, 3yo/up, 5fT, :57.72, g/f.
1-ROYAL ACLAIM (IRE), 117, f, 3, Aclaim (Ire)–Knock Stars (Ire) (GSP-Ire, $157,076), from Soviet Star.
1. BLACK GUY WIN. (60,000gns 2yo ’21 TATBRG). O Sheikh Juma Dalmook Al Maktoum; B-Pier Domestic Stud (IRE); T James Tate; J – Andrea Atzeni. £34,026. Life Record: 3-3-0-0, $55,231.
2-Mondamej (UK), 127, g, 5, Lope De Vega (Irish) – Lamps Of Heaven (Irish), by Invincible Spirit (Irish). (90,000 gns Wlg ’17 TATFOA; 325,000 gns Ylg ’18 TAOCT; 4,000 gns HRA ’20 TATHRA). O Mrs C. Brittain; B-Chasemore Farm (GB); T Antony Brittain. £12,900.
3-Korker (Irish)122, g, 3, Dandy Man (Irish)–adaptation (GB), from Spectrum (Irish).
1. BLACK TYPE. (£50,000 Ylg ’20 GOFFUK). O-Fine Claret Racing & More Turf Racing; B – Ballyhane Stud Ltd (IRE); T Karl Burke. £6,456.
Margins: 2, HF, NK. Odds: 2.75, 22.00, 5.00.
Also Ran: Makanah (UK), Justanotherbottle (Irish), Winter Power (Irish), Atalis Bay (UK), Caturra (Irish), Chocquinto (Irish), City Walk (Irish).

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