EMIRATES EQUESTRIAN EBF MARBLE HILL S.-Listed
, €52,500, Curragh, 5-26, 2yo, 5fT, :59.66, gd.
1--#CAY VERDE (GB), 129, c, 2, by Bahamian Bounty (GB)
1st Dam: All Quiet (GB), by Piccolo (GB)
2nd Dam: War Shanty (GB), by Warrshan
3rd Dam: Daring Ditty (GB), by Daring March (GB)
(£27,000 yrl '11 DONAUG). O-Box 41; B-Lady Whent; T-Mick Channon; J-Richard Hughes; €34,125. Lifetime Record: 3-2-0-0, €43,840.
, 129, c, 2, Footstepsinthesand (GB)
--Nubar Lady (Ire), by Danetime (Ire). O-David Slater; B-Tally-Ho Stud; T-Tommy Stack; €10,500.
, 126, f, 2, Henrythenavigator
--Totemic, by Vanlandingham. O-Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Susan Magnier; B-Strategy Bloodstock; T-Aidan O'Brien; €5,250.
Margins: 3/4, HF, HF. Odds: 5-2, 22-1, 7-4.
Also Ran: Liberating (GB), Lottie Dod (Ire), Katchy Lady (GB), Verbal Honesty (Ire), Tennessee Wildcat (Ire).
The sole British raider in this line-up, Cay Verde stepped up to the plate to dent some smart reputations among the home contingent and register a straightfoward first black-type success. Like most of Mick Channon's juveniles, the bay learnt from a staying-on debut fifth at Newbury Apr. 20 and looked all the sharper when getting off the mark by 2 1/2 lengths at Ascot last time May 12. Always in the firing line here, he began to edge ahead with a quarter mile remaining and kept on in game fashion to deny the closing Dylanbaru. Video, courtesy attheraces.com.