War Command Colt Wins On Debut At Saint-Cloud
The Fabrice Chappet-trained Commander (2c War Command - Dance Toupie, by Dansili) made a winning debut in Tuesday’s Prix Kefalin, a contest for unraced two-year-olds over six furlongs at Saint-Cloud.
The bay was quickly sent close to the pace by Thomas Trullier and raced in second for much of the way, before being asked to quicken approaching the two furlong pole. Leading inside the final half furlong, he ran on to beat Musetta by half a length.
A €35,000 yearling, Commander is a half-brother to Listed performer Dave and was bred by M. Daguzan-Garros and B.B. Modi out of a half-sister to Group winners Satono Rasen and Satono Chronicle. His second dam, Toupie, finished second in the French 1,000 Guineas won by the top-class mare Divine Proportions.
Commander comes from the second crop of top-class juvenile War Command, who is enjoying a strong season so far, with his daughter Isaan Queen winning last week’s Listed Chelmer Fillies’ Stakes. The son of War Front commands a fee of €8,000 at Castlehyde Stud this season.