Camacho's Signora Cabello Strikes For Papin Triumph

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2nd at MLF, Gr. Stk, €130,000G2 Darley Prix Robert Papin (5 1/2f)Winner: Signora Cabello (Ire), f, 2 by Camacho (GB)

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   Signora Cabello (Ire) (Camacho {GB}), who posted a career high with a narrow victory in Royal Ascot's June 20 G2 Queen Mary S. last time, franked that effort with another game performance in Sunday's G2 Darley Prix Robert Papin at Maisons-Laffitte. The bay has not looked back since registering an Apr. 28 debut fourth at Beverley and also annexed a May 7 novice heat at Bath and York's May 18 Listed Marygate Fillies' S. in her penultimate start. She was alert at the break here and accepted a tow in second, positioned on the shoulder of G2 Norfolk S. runner-up Pocket Dynamo (Dialed In), through the early stages of this first overseas foray. Stoked up to gain a slender advantage soon after passing halfway, the even-money favourite did not require the full Frankie Dettori treatment when strongly pressed inside the final furlong and was ridden out to hold the late surge of Sexy Metro (Fr) (Diamond Green {Fr}), a shade cosily, by a neck.

   Signora Cabello (Ire) (Camacho {GB}) is the leading performer and latest foal produced by G3 Princess Margaret S. runner-up Journalist (Ire) (Night Shift), whose black-type quartet features G3 Firth of Clyde S. placegetter Emirates Girl (Unbridled's Song). Journalist is kin to G2 Flying Childers S. victor Sheer Viking (Ire) (Danehill) and she is also a granddaughter of Spanish Habit (Habitat), whose own progeny is headed by G1 1000 Guineas heroine and G1 Irish One Thousand Guineas second Las Meninas (Ire) (Glenstal). Spanish Habit's descendants also include G1 Golden Jubilee and G1 Nunthorpe S. hero Kingsgate Native (Ire) (Mujadil) while Signora Caballo's fourth dam Donna Cressida (Don {Ity}) landed the G2 Player-Wills S. and boasts Australia's G1 Futurity S. heroine Aqua d'Amore (Aus) (Danehill) among her descendants.

Sunday, Maisons-Laffitte, France
DARLEY PRIX ROBERT PAPIN-G2, €130,000, Maisons-Laffitte, 7-22, 2yo, c/f, 5 1/2fT, 1:04.34, gd.
1–SIGNORA CABELLO (IRE), 125, f, 2, by Camacho (GB)
1st Dam: Journalist (Ire) (GSP-Eng), by Night Shift
2nd Dam: Schlefalora (GB), by Mas Media (GB)
3rd Dam: Spanish Habit, by Habitat
(20,000gns Ylg '17 TAOCT). O-Phoenix Thoroughbred & Zen Racing; B-Diomed Bloodstock Ltd (IRE); T-John Quinn; J-Lanfranco Dettori. €74,100. Lifetime Record: GSW-Eng, 5-4-0-0, €182,946. *1/2 to La Presse (Gone West), GSP-Eng; Emirates Girl (Unbridled's Song), SP-Fr & Ger; and Plagiarism (Lonhro {Aus}), SP-Eng. Werk Nick Rating: B. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Sexy Metro (Fr), 128, c, 2, Diamond Green (Fr)–Mindset (Ire), by Vettori (Ire). O-Gerard Augustin-Normand, Alain Jathiere & Ecurie Jules Ouaki; B-Mathieu Daguzan-Garros (FR); T-Didier Guillemin. €28,600.
3–True Mason (GB), 128, c, 2, Mayson (GB)–Marysienka (GB), by Primo Dominie (GB). (25,000gns Wlg '16 TATFOA; 120,000gns Ylg '17 TAOCT). O-Khalifa Dasmal; B-Simon Balding (GB); T-Karl Burke. €13,650.
Margins: NK, 3/4, SHD. Odds: 1.00, 2.50, 12.00.
Also Ran: Pocket Dynamo, Simply Striking (Fr). Click for the Racing Post result or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree. Video, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.

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