11/12/2007 1:00AM

Full of Gold wins at Saint-Cloud

EmailFull of Gold rewarded the faith of owner Alex Head and his daughter, trainer Criquette Head-Maarek, on Sunday as he drew away to a two-length victory in the Group 1, $363,000 Criterium de Saint-Cloud.

Supplemented to the 1 1/4-mile juvenile race for $21,800, Full of Gold registered a two-length victory. Sent off at 2-1, he took the lead at the three-sixteenths pole under Thierry Gillet to defeat the 7-5 favorite Hannouma, with Putney Bridge third, a short neck farther back. The time on very soft ground was 2:18.10.

In scoring her first Group 1 victory since American Post won the French 2000 Guineas in 2004, Head-Maarek was exuberant about Full of Gold, comparing him to Bering, who she trained for her father to win the 1986 French Derby