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Calyx Filly Not For Catching On Debut

Capo Vaticano (3f Calyx – Mia Divina, by Exceed And Excel) produced a smart debut performance to win Saturday’s five furlong maiden at Chelmsford.

The Andrew Balding-trained newcomer was the sole filly to line up and was sent off second favourite under Rob Hornby. Making all of the running, she was ridden clear approaching the final furlong and kept on well to win by a length and a quarter.

Speaking after the race, the winning rider said, “Capo Vaticano had done some nice work at home and did everything right. She'll get six furlongs going forward.”

Capo Vaticano is owned by Tony Bloom and Ian McAleavy, having been bought by her trainer as a yearling for 145,000gns. Bred by Con Marnane, she hails from the exciting first crop of Castlehyde Stud sire Calyx.