ACCLAMATION (by Royal Applause) is still going strong at the age of 21 and it’s a fair bet that he will add to his blacktype tally over the next few seasons.

Although likely to sire plenty of stakes and pattern winners from five furlongs to a mile, he was not an obvious candidate to become a progenitor of longer-term influence, and yet he has emerged as a much sought-after sire of stallions.