October 22, 2019 - YARMOUTH, Race 3, Alw, GBP £6,900, 8.0F, .0000

Cabaletta (GB), F, 2, 2017 by Mastercraftsman (Ire)

1st Dam: Allegretto (Ire) (Hwt. Older Mare-Eng at 11-14f, Hwt. Older Mare-Eng at 14f+, Hwt. Older Mare-Eng at 13 1/2f+, G1SW-Fr, MGSW & MG1SP-Eng, $962,172), by Galileo (Ire)
2nd Dam: Alleluia (GB), by Caerleon
3rd Dam: Alruccaba (Ire), by Crystal Palace (Fr)

Owner: Cheveley Park Stud
Breeder: Cheveley Park Stud
Trainer: Roger Varian

Yarmouth's British Stallion Studs EBF Fillies' Novice S. had thrown up three group performers from the last four runnings and in Tuesday's winner Cabaletta (GB) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}) it may have another in 2020. A Roger Varian-trained daughter of Cheveley Park Stud's stellar stayer Allegretto (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), the homebred grey was 6-1 starting out in deep conditions in the event won 12 months ago by the subsequent G2 Prix de Malleret winner and G1 Nassau S. runner-up Mehdaayih (GB) (Frankel {GB}). Racing behind the early leaders, she was cajoled by David Egan to brush aside fellow newcomer Frankly Darling (GB) (Frankel {GB}) passing the two-furlong marker and stayed on strongly to beat her by a length, with Combine (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}) two lengths behind in third.

While there were no fireworks in this display, it represented a highly encouraging debut effort for such a stoutly-bred filly. Allegretto was not as quick off the marks herself, but over 12 furlongs and beyond from three to five she captured the G1 Prix Royal-Oak, G2 Goodwood Cup, G2 Park Hill S., G2 Lancashire Oaks and G2 Henry II S. and was also placed in two renewals of the G1 Yorkshire Oaks. She was herself a daughter of the G3 Doncaster Cup scorer Alleluia (GB) (Caerleon), who in turn is a half to the G2 Nassau S. and G2 Sun Chariot S. heroine and top producer Last Second (Ire) (Alzao). From one of the best families around, Allegretto also has a colt foal by Almanzor (Fr) to come.

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