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Cape Cross Adds Ireland Gr2

Tuesday, 13th August 2013

At The Curragh, former Darley shuttler Cape Cross (Green Desert-Park Appeal, by Ahonoora) added a group success when 3YO colt Maputo (Cape Cross-Insijaam, by Secretariat) scored by 1-length for trainer Mark Johnston in the €60,000 Gr2 Royal Whip Stakes (10 furlongs) for 3YO+, over 4YO mare Caponata (Selkirk-Daring Diva, by Dansili) & fellow 3YO colt Fortify (Danehill Dancer-Shaanara, by Darshaan). The highly progressive Maputo took his record to 6 wins (including the Listed Glasgow Stakes) & a placing from 8 starts for £119,778 earnings.

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