28th April 2010, Jockey Ryan Moore
What a hugely thrilling day owners enjoyed when South Cape won under Ryan Moore at Ascot Racecourse!
South Cape ran well in the Newbury Spring Cup on his reappearance this year and, with that run under his belt and off a competitive mark, he was well backed today at Ascot. He was given a patient ride by Champion Jockey Ryan Moore than at Newbury and today the race was run to suit South Cape.
The step up in trip to a mile seems to suit the horse better too and he won nicely at Ascot. The field went a strong early pace which suited hold up horses like South Cape and in fact the final time was 0.54 seconds quicker than the earlier heat.
Huge congratulations to all owners! Ascot truly is a fantastic racecourse to celebrate a winner!