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Cape Cross Adds UK Royal Ascot Feature
Former shuttler Cape Cross (Green Desert-Park Appeal, by Ahonoora) added a Royal Ascot feature success when Irish-bred 6YO gelding Manassas (Cape Cross-Monnavanna, by Machiavellian) scored a 1-length victory in the £50,000 (A$77,000) Listed Buckingham Palace Stakes (7 furlongs). Manassas (ridden by Martin Dwyer for trainer Brian Meehan) defeated 4YO gelding Excellent Guest (Exceed And Excel-Princess Speedfit, by Desert Prince) & fellow 6YO gelding Striking Spirit (Oasis Dream-Aspiring Diva, by Distant View). Manassas took his record to 4 wins & 5 placings from 23 starts for £111,898 (A$171,000) earnings.