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Cape Cross Adds UK G2

Monday, 20th October 2008

Darley shuttler Cape Cross (Green Desert-Park Appeal, by Ahonoora) added a UK group success (& 3rd-placing) when Sir Evelyn de Rothschild's 3YO filly Crystal Capella (Cape Cross-Crystal Star, by Mark Of Esteem) made it 5 successive wins with a head victory against older rivals in the £100,000 (A$210,000) Gr2 Pride Stakes (12 furlongs) at Newmarket. Crystal Capella (ridden by Ryan Moore for trainer Sir Michael Stoute) defeated Irish-bred fellow 3YO fillies Unsung Heroine (High Chaparral-Thermopylae, by Tenby) & Saphira's Fire (Cape Cross-All Our Hope, by Gulch). At her previous 2 starts Crystal Capella defeated older rivals in August's UK Listed Alice Keppel Stakes (10 furlongs) at Goodwood & then again defeated older rivals in September's UK Gr3 Princess Royal Stakes (12 furlongs) at Ascot. Overall she now has 5 wins & 2 runners-up from 7 starts for £125,720 (A$264,000) earnings.

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