Well bred three-year-old Pisanello, who is from the immediate family of Moutonshoek’s G1 winning young stallion The United States, showed his class when victorious in Sunday’s Listed Prix Omnium (eight furlongs) at Saint-Cloud.
Pisanello was pulled up in his Aug. 10 debut at Deauville, butbounced back to claim a Nov. 15 course-and-distance conditions heat last time. Breaking well to stalk the pace in second for mostof this stakes bow, he loomed large off the home turn to seizecontrol approaching the quarter-mile marker and was ridden out in the closing stages to score by a head.
A son of Raven’s Pass, the Fabrice Chappet trained colt has now won two of just three starts.
Pisanello is out of the Peintre Celebre mare Painting, whose G3 Prix du Bois winning dam Zelding is also dam of French 1000 Guineas runner up Glorious Sight and G3 winner, and outstanding producer, Beauty Is Truth.
The latter, a daughter of Pivotal, won the G3 Prix d’Arenberg at two before going on to a stud career which has seen Beauty Is Truth produce the G1 winners Hermosa, Hydrangea and The United States (all sired by Galileo).
A tough and brilliant racehorse, The United States won seven times, and earned more than $2 million in stakes, with his biggest victory coming in the 2016 G1 Ranvet Stakes.
The chestnut has a single member of his first crop on offer at this year’s National Sale –a half-sister (Lot 261) to four winners from the family of such top class racehorses and sires as Encosta De Lago, Flying Spur and Holy Roman Emperor.