Cabaletta went under the radar in the betting market for the Listed Aphrodite Stakes at Newbury on Saturday having finished fourth of five in the G2 Lancashire Oaks a fortnight ago.
She made a pleasing seasonal debut on 13th June, finishing second in the Listed Abingdon Stakes over 1m2f at Newbury and she went to Haydock where we were hopeful the soft ground would be to her liking. Unfortunately she was a little too keen in the early stages and she finished very tired that day.
The larger field today at Newbury provided her with plenty of cover and David Egan did a wonderful job in settling her towards the rear of the pack. David creeped into contention in the home straight and made a perfectly timed challenge to win by half a length, despite Cabaletta inclining to hang in behind the eventual second, Lady G.
Cabaletta is the first progeny of her dam Allegretto to earn black type. Allegretto was a terrific race mare for Sir Michael Stoute winning on six occasions, including the G1 Prix Royal-Oak, the G2 Park Hill Stakes, the G2 Goodwood Cup, the G2 Henry II Stakes and the G2 Lancashire Oaks. Hopefully Cabaletta can continue to progress from this victory, which was only her fourth career start.