Fifth Stakes victory for son of King’s Best

Best Fouad sweeps home to land the Grand Prix de Compiegne

King’s Best’s seasoned campaigner Best Fouad added a fifth Black type win to his record on 24 June, landing the Grand Prix de Compiegne, run over 2000m at Compiegne in France.

Settled in midfield under jockey Christophe Soumillon, Best Fouad was asked to quicken once the field entered the home straight and reeled in the long-time leader to win by a neck.

Best Fouad won three Listed contests last year and landed the Listed Le Vase d’Argent at Toulouse earlier this year.

Bred by M Mouni, Best Fouad is out of the winning Riverman mare Raheefa, also dam of fellow Stakes winner Rawyaan. His third dam is Champion older mare and G1 Vanity H winner Cascapedia.

King’s Best is sire of eight G1 winners to date and a further 25 Group winners. He stands at Darley in Japan at a fee of 2 million yen.