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DESPITE hanging left in the closing stages, Premio Loco justified his cramp odds of 4/9 to take the 1m conditions race in cosy fashion at Lingfield on Saturday.
The Chris Wall-trained gelding, who was making it four from four on Polytrack in his ten start career, is a rare European representative for Prized, who stands at O'Sullivan Farms in West Virginia for $3,500. The son of Kris S formerly stood at Spendthrift Farm in Kentucky.
The 23- year-old half-brother to Grade 2 winner Exploit was a multiple Grade 1 winner of over $2.2m. Heading his Grade 1 wins was the 1989 Breeders' Cup Turfin which he accounted for Sierra Roberta.
From 15 crops of racing age, Prized has sired 31 stakes winners including Grade 1 winner Brass Hat and champion Prized Gem. He has also been represented in Europe by Prizeman, winner of the 2000 Listed Washington Singer Stakes for the Highclere Racing Club and trainer Richard Hannon.
Premio Loco is a brother to multiple winner Ramsgill and the second foal out of the 1997 Cheveley Park Stakes-runner Crazee Mental, a daughterof Magic Ring.
Crazee Mental is one of seven winners out of the winning Nomination mare Corn Futures, also the dam of Listed-placed Siena Gold and the winning Trading Aces, later dam of Listed winner Sirce.