The Elie Lellouche-trained Pinturicchio (6g Holy Roman Emperor-Precious Pearl, by Peintre Celebre) continued Holy Roman Emperor’s purple patch on Thursday when scoring in Listed company at Saint-Cloud.
The six-year-old, also a Listed winner last season, captured the Listed Prix Altipan to continue a great run for his sire.
“He showed great improvement with each race last year and had the benefit of his last run here,” trainer Elie Lellouche told TDN. “I imagine his next start will be in the G3 Prix Edmond Blanc.”
On Sunday in Hong Kong, Designs On Rome (4g Holy Roman Emperor-Summer Trysting, by Alleged) took the HKG1 Hong Kong Derby and is set to embark on an international G1 campaign and a week before Rich Tapestry (6g Holy Roman Emperor-Genuine Charm, by Sadler’s Wells) won the G3 Mahab Al Shimaal at Meydan.