Signora Cabello swoops in the Queen Mary for Camacho

Filed on 21 Jun 2018 @ 10:07

The John Quinn-trained 25/1 shot Signora Cabello (Camacho) swooped late under Oisin Murphy to capture the first race on day two of Royal Ascot, the G2 Queen Mary Stakes.

The two-year-old daughter of Camacho travelled well throughout the five-furlong contest and ran on strongly in the closing stages to score by a short-head from the Aidan O’Brien-trained Gossamer Wings (25/1) in second, with the same distance back to the well supported Shades Of Blue (5/1), trained by Clive Cox, in third.

Camacho has also been represented this season by G1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches winner Teppal.

Quinn, registering his third victory at the Royal Meeting, was delighted with the filly’s performance on the back of a Listed victory at York last time out.

The North Yorkshire handler said: “Signora Cabello was a huge price given how on top she was at the line at York last time out [won by a length and a quarter]. She didn’t know what price she was and all she’s done is improve all along.

“Signora Cabello is very laid back but she does help you. Even today, she was very relaxed. She has a very good mind and she has plenty of ability.

“We thought she would finish in the top six and she was in good nick coming into the race – she did the rest.”

Signora Cabello was originally owned by the Zen Racing partnership made up of Ross Sankey and Chris Edwards, who bought the filly at Book 3 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale for 20,000 guineas.

However, the pair now own 25% of Quinn’s charge following Phoenix Thoroughbred’s decision to snap up a 75% stake in her.

Discussing the filly’s ownership, Quinn said: “Phoenix Thoroughbreds enquired about the filly two weeks ago and bought her a week ago.

“Ross and Chris have a 25% stake now and are currently in Barbados watching the cricket! This is the first horse we have bought for them and my son Sean [bloodstock agent] bought the filly for them at Newmarket as he loved the pedigree.

“Signora Cabello is in everything, but we’ll see how she comes out of this before making a definitive plan.”

Filed on 21 Jun 2018 @ 10:07