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Cape Cross Also Adds UK Gr3

Monday, 20th October 2008

Darley shuttler Cape Cross (Green Desert-Park Appeal, by Ahonoora) also added a UK group success when Irish-bred 4YO entire Charlie Farnsbarns (Cape Cross-Lafleur, by Grand Lodge) scored a 1.5-lengths victory in the £65,000 (A$137,000) Gr3 Darley Stakes (9 furlongs) at Newmarket. Charlie Farnsbarns (ridden by Ryan Moore for trainer Brian Meehan) defeated 2 fellow Irish-bred 4YO entires: favourite Bankable (Medicean-Dance To The Top, by Sadler's Wells) & Kirklees (Jade Robbery-Moyesii, by Diesis). Last season, Charlie Farnsbarns finished runner-up in the UK Listed Heron Stakes (8 furlongs) at Goodwood & as a juvenile in 2006 he also finished runner-up in the Gr1 Racing Post Trophy (8 furlongs) at Newbury. Overall he now has 4 wins & 4 runners-up from 12 starts for £109,587 (A$230,000) earnings.

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