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Cape Royal triumphant in R135 000 Listed In Full Flight Handicap

Flying. Cape Royal (Karl Neisius) wins the Listed In Full Flight Handicap

Flying. Cape Royal (Karl Neisius) wins the Listed In Full Flight Handicap

Confirming his standing as one of the top 3yo sprinting colts in South Africa, Dean Kannemeyer’s Cape Royal registered an easy win in Friday’s R135 000 Listed In Full Flight Handicap run over 1000m at Greyville under lights.

Starting at 17 to 10, Cape Royal 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.

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.

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 of  59,02 secs

Cap Alright held on doggedly for second in his KZN debut, while the goodlooking Tevez rattled through late for third.

Cape Royal was a popular exotic bet banker and went off at 17 to 10.

The Cheveley Stud bred Cape Royal, a R1, 5 million Ready To Run purchase, is by Royal Academy out of the UK bred Medicean mare, Dubai’s Fairy.

He has won 6 races with a total of 2 places from 10 starts for stakes of R323 905.

Be with Cape Royal next time!

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