Chez Pierre enjoys the United States
Last year, at the end of September, the "FR" Chez Pierre (Mehmas) left France with three victories in three outings and a Group horse rating (106). He arrived at Arnaud Delacour’s yard and on Saturday at Laurel Park won easily in the Henry S. Clark Stakes (L). The representative of Lael Stables has put five great lengths to his rivals by winning a three-digit speed rating. Arnaud Delacour explained: “The plan, when his owners bought him, was to keep him in Europe at first. He did very well with three wins but the American program offered him many more opportunities. He had a little steback and we gave him time to recover. Finally, during his American debut, he was a little surprised with the course with two turns, he had always run in a straight line. He learned well and confirmed his talent. » Chez Pierre is undefeated in five outings and he is ready to tackle Group contests.
Zelda's half-brother. Chez Pierre, raised in association by the S.C.E.A. des Prairies and Haras de Castillon, passed twice on the ring of Deauville. It was bought for €25,000 by Laura Vanska and sold for €100,000 to NBB Racing during the summer sale. The dam, Hortensia (Orpen), took small places and changed gears as a broodmare. After Chez Pierre, her third foal, she gave Zelda (Zelzal), winner of the Prix Saraca (L). Hortensia is a half-sister to Uraib (Mark of Esteem), who won the Buena Vista Stakes (Gr2), and to Red Vale (Halling) dam of Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner Vale of York (Invincible Spirit). (Gr1) and stallion.
Hortensia has a yearling by Zelzal (Sea the Stars) who should be shown to Arqana this year.