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'The winner did well to get there' - new 2yo stakes winner for Cotai Glory

Cotai Glory's excellent run with his two-year-old crop continued on Saturday as Alpha Capture landed the Listed Rockingham Stakes at York.

The two-year-old became the sixth stakes winner and 15th stakes performer from just two crops for his sire, who was represented last Sunday by the Group 1 Prix de l'Abbaye heroine The Platinum Queen - the first two-year-old since 1978 to win the iconic Longchamp sprint.

Alpha Capture has progressed with every run for William Haggas, winning his second start at Carlisle before running a nose second in the Weatherbys £300,000 2-y-o Stakes at Doncaster. On Saturday, he had to dig deep and answered all of Tom Marquand's calls to run down his stable mate Kyema, with the pair three lengths clear of the third.

"The winner did well to get there," said Maureen Haggas of the winner, who carries the colours of Isaac Souede and Simon Munir. "His form has worked out brilliantly from the sales race he was second in. He is pretty solid. It's great."

Alpha Capture was bred by Robert Ryan out of the Vale Of York mare York Express, whose impressive stud record also includes the high-class speedster Acklam Express (by Mehmas) and Maglev (by Galileo Gold), a stakes-winning 3yo in California this year.

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