Acquitted at Newbury
Acquitted showed his impressive constitution to make it two-from-three at Newbury today on testing ground. Sent off the 5/1 third choice, he carried a penalty for his previous victory, he travelled best throughout and held on to win by a head over Waleydd.
Jockey, Kieran Shoemark said, “Acquitted is a useful colt and I think that might be him finished for the year. He handled the ground, but he didn’t like it, so he must be quite good and was only doing enough. He could do better next year as he’s a big horse who will fill out a bit more.”
Purchased by Avenue Bloodstock on behalf of Hugo Palmer, Acquitted was a 60,000 euro purchase from the 2018 Goffs’ Orby Sale from Ballylinch Stud. By leading first-season sire Night of Thunder his female family is equally impressive with his second and third dams (Crystal House and Cristalline) both Champions as three-year-olds.
Congratulations to connections.
Photo: Hugo Palmer Racing
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