IN FULL FLIGHT HANDICAP (Listed)
Greyville, Turf, 1000m
26 April 2013
Confirming his standing as one of the top 3-year-old sprinting colts in South Africa, Dean Kannemeyer’s Cape Royal registered an easy win in Friday’s Listed In Full Flight Handicap run over 1000m at Greyville under lights.
After an impressive win in the recent unique Easter 600m ‘dash’, Cape Royal appears to have his Champions Season fitness and professional commitments well on track.
In the process of registering his first stakes win here, Cape Royal hardly raised a sweat and never appeared pressured in a fair field of speedsters. He took command at the top of the short straight and strode clear to win as he liked from a gallant pacemaker Cap Alright, who was outsprinted in the final 200m.
The pacy Cap Alright jumped smartly from The West Is Wide, with Cape Royal on his outside as they jostled for early position. Forced wide as a result of his early pace from the 7 draw, a confident Karl Neisius, had no hesitation in taking his mount to challenge early and he let Cap Alright do the donkey work down the rail, before drawing clear to win by 2,25 lengths in a time o 59,02 secs. Cap Alright held on doggedly for second in his KZN debut, while the goodlooking Tevez rattled through late for third.
Owned by Lady Christine Laidlaw, the Cheveley Stud-bred Cape Royal, a R1,5 million graduate from the Summerhill Stud draft of the 2011 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale, is by Royal Academy out of the UK bred Medicean mare, Dubai’s Fairy. He has recorded 6 wins and 2 places from 10 starts with stakes earnings of R323,905.
Be with Cape Royal next time!