Capo Bay is out of the Cape Cross mare Satin Cape and is from a smart and prolific family. The dam was lightly-raced on the track, but showed lots of promise when placed in a five-furlong maiden on her second start. She has since gone on to create a significant legacy as a producer, whilst it must be remembered that her sire is responsible as broodmare sire for Derby winners Australia and Masar, amongst others.
Satin Cape has produced six foals that have made it onto a racecourse and, remarkably, all six of them have gone on to win races, accumulating more than two dozen victories between them to date. Her winners include Capomento, a two-year-old debutant winner who went on to finish a nose second in the Listed Star Stakes at Sandown, and Capo Rosso, an eight-time winner who has been rated as high as 100.
Satin Cape is out of Marylou Whitney, who was a daughter of the Cherry Hinton and Fred Darling Stakes heroine Top Socialite – a top-class filly who was also placed in both the French and Irish 1,000 Guineas’. She was in turn a sibling of the Grade-1 winners Exbourne and Expelled, information which indicates the depth of quality to this enduring family.
Both Capomento and Capo Rosso were distinguished runners in the Deva Racing silks, and expectations are high that this latest yearling colt can prove similarly successful when he embarks on his career with trainer Tom Dascombe.
That feeling is heightened when taking into account the record of the very classy stallion Fast Company.
Although he only raced three times, Fast Company still managed to win the Grp-3 Acomb Stakes at York and finish a close second to Teofilo in the Grp-1 Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket. He was retired to stud without much fanfare, but his progress has been such that he will stand the 2020 season at Kildangan Stud at a career-high fee of €12,000.
His first crop featured Baitha Alga, winner of the Grp-2 Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot, whilst the Grp-1 Irish 1,000 Guineas heroine Jet Setting emerged from his second. In the years since he has also been represented by the Grade-1 Arlington Million hero Robert Bruce, the Grp-2 winning Irish 1,000 Guineas third Devonshire and the Grp-3 winning and Grp-1 placed Safe Voyage.
One particularly exciting aspect of this youngster’s profile is the pairing of Fast Company with a Cape Cross mare. From just a couple of representatives, this cross has previously resulted in the Listed winning two-year-old Spectralight.
Clearly this outstanding individual has all the right credentials on paper. He is bred to make a very classy two-year-old, but also has the scope and quality to continue progressing as he gets older. He is sure to provide his owners with plenty of thrills in 2020 and beyond!