Declaration Of War’s Assiro has first stakes success

In Milan on Sunday, Assiro (3c Declaration Of War-T‘As D'Beaux Yeux, by Red Ransom) claimed an overdue first black-type victory in the Listed Premio Fassati.

The classy three-year-old boasted some excellent form in France, including when fourth in the G2 Prix Greffulhe, and took this 1m 1f contest in the colours of Luigi Roveda.

Assiro, bred by Gestut Zur Kuste, was bought for €85,000 as a yearling at Deauville by Federico Barberini and has recently joined the stable of Raffaele Biondi.