A top year for FLATTER’s 3-year-old crop continued on Friday when Accredit was an authoritative Maiden Special Weight winner at Keeneland.
Racing over a mile on the turf for his second career start, the Pavel Matejka trainee broke sharply and went straight to the rail before settling in second under Sophie Doyle. Doyle angled him to the outside of the leader around the first turn and he stayed only about half a length behind that runner down the backstretch.
As they entered the far turn, Accredit went for the lead and quickly was a few lengths in front. Only the Chad Brown-trained Deferred Taxes could stick with him in the stretch and the pair entered a duel with Accredit refusing to give in. As they raced into the the final furlong, Accredit laughed off the challenge and pulled away to win by three lengths and earn a 97 Equibase Speed Figure.
WATCH → #KeeGrad (2) Accredit soars to the finish line over (3) Deferred Taxes and (5) Feeding Frenzy! pic.twitter.com/VAbFuCpYKu— Keeneland Racing (@keenelandracing) April 16, 2021
Co-owned by his trainer and Bob Grayson Jr., Accredit was bred by Beau Lane III out of the Bernstein mare Berncredit.
The dam of five winners from five to race, Berncredit is also the dam of Grade 3 winner and Grade 1-placed Sistas Stroll, who comes from the same sireline as Accredit as well. Berncredit is also a half-sister to stakes winners Jake Mo and She’s All Scat in addition to the Grade 3-placed Parker Run with New Zealand Group 1 winner Time Keeper under his third dam.
Berncredit visited Claiborne stallion CATHOLIC BOY last year.
FLATTER’s three-year-old crop has produced five stakes horses so far with both Grade 3 winner Search Results and Grade 1-placed Pass The Champagne headed to the Kentucky Oaks (G1), Mouheeb winning the UAE 2000 Guineas (G3), and Panadol finishing second in the UAE Derby (G2).