Biondetti remained undefeated when he held off the late charge of Singapore Lilly to capture the Gran Criterium (It-I) by a half-length at San Siro Oct. 9.
With the victory, Biondetti became the first group/grade I winner for his sire Bernardini
, whose first crop of foals are 2-year-olds this year.
Ridden confidently by jockey Ahmed Ajtebi, Biondetti was settled into fifth as Billy Budd
under jockey Fabio Branca, led the field through the early stages of
the race. As the field approached the final furlong, Biondetti charged
from mid-pack to take command, and had plenty left in the tank to hold
off the late rush of Singapore Lilly for the victory...