08/08/2016 8:03AM

Florida-stallion Biondetti sires his first winner


Freshman sire Biondetti was represented by his first winner on August 7 when first-time starter Elle Va won a $51,000 maiden race for 2-year-old fillies at Parx.

Owned by Acclaimed Racing Stable and trained by Jamie Ness, Elle Va took the lead at the start of the 5-furlong race under J D Acosta, held a commanding four-length lead at the eighth pole, and won by 1 1/2 lengths over favored Old Line Gal (by Stay Thirsty) and Magnificentmindset (by Courageous Cat). Elle Val, the third choice at 3-1, won in the final time of :59.13 and earned $30,000. All seven starters were making their debut.

Bred in Florida by Helen Marie Napolitano, Elle Va, out of the Wildcat Heir mare Little Heiress, was sold as a short yearling for $6,000 at the 2015 Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s January mixed sale and resold for $30,000 at the 2016 OBS June 2-year-olds in training sale.

Biondetti, by Bernardini out of Lyphard’s Delta, by Lyphard, was his sire’s first Group 1 winner, taking the Gran Criterium in Italy in October 2010. Biondetti came to North America to compete in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and finished fourth to winner Uncle Mo.

In his career, Biondetti won three of nine starts, earning $359,583, while racing in England, France, Italy, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States. He was second in the Group 3 Prix Messidor at 3 in France. He was campaigned by Godolphin, and Bernardini stands at Darley in Lexington, Ky.

Biondetti stands at Woodford Thoroughbreds in Reddick, Fla., for a fee of $4,000, retiring to stud for the 2013 season.

He has 68 juveniles in his first crop and 28 yearlings in his second crop. To date, Biondetti has had 10 starters.