King's Stand Goes to Chineur: U.S. Runner Mighty Beau Fifth

English race goers now know what their French counterparts know: That 4-year-old Chineur is a commendable sprinter. Now unbeaten in four races this year for owner Marquisa de Moratalla, the French-bred son of Fasliyev won the group II King's Stand Stakes, the second leg of the Global Sprint Challenge, at Royal Ascot at York June 14 by 1 3/4 lengths over Boogie Street (by Compton Place), with Moss Vale (by Shinko Forest) third.

Bred by Cyril Humphris, Chineur took home $158,180 of the $252,924 total purse. Fourth half-way though the five-furlong race, Chineur got the lead 150 yards from the finish and won in :57.55. Mighty Beau, trained in the United States by Jeff Mullins, finished about three lengths behind the winner in fifth.

Chineur, who won the May 15 Prix de Saint-Georges (Fr-III) in his last start, is the sole stakes winner for his dam, French stakes winner Wardara. Fasliyev stands at Coolmore Stud in Ireland.