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Aclaim’s half-brother Additional impresses in Lingfield romp.

Aclaim’s half-brother Additional impresses in Lingfield romp.

Additional, a half-brother to Group One winner Aclaim, looked to have some class of his own as he impressively shed his maiden’s tag at Lingfield on Friday, June 26.

Owned by Phoenix Thoroughbreds and Aclaim Partners the son of Night Of Thunder set some eye-popping fractions as he made all under Oisin Murphy in the seven-furlong event. It was the Martyn Meade trained colt’s second start, building on a promising debut at Yarmouth.

Aclaim will always hold a special place in Murphy’s heart as the first horse to provide him with a Group One winner and the Champion rider feels, like his illustrious sibling, Additional has plenty of class.

“I know the team at Manton have always liked him,” Murphy told Sky Sports Racing. “He’s a beautiful horse and his sire’s on fire so hopefully he’ll go onto better things.

“This fella isn’t as bossy (as Aclaim) but he’s only three and he’s probably still a bit babyish so there’s plenty to look forward to. I liked him when I sat on him at home and I’m pleased he did that today and I’m sure you’ll see him improve as time goes on.”

Aclaim stands at the National Stud for £9,500 on live foal terms, while his first two-year-olds will be hitting the track in 2021.