Cape Amber benefited from a drop in class to open her account for the season with an emphatic success in the EBF attheraces.com Best Odds John Musker Fillies’ Stakes at Yarmouth.
Last of six behind Lush Lashes in the Yorkshire Oaks at Newmarket on her previous start, the Peter Chapple-Hyam-trained filly stormed to victory in this Listed contest over a mile and a quarter.
Alan Munro had Cape Amber smartly away and she soon built up a commanding lead.
The 5-1 joint-favourite was well clear turning for home and after shrugging off the attentions of Moon Sister over a furlong out, the daughter of Cape Cross pulled away again to win by four lengths.
Classic Legend did best of the rest, seven lengths further back.
“I was delighted for her and her owners who also bred her. It was a super ride by Alan even though Derek Thompson said it was Ted Durcan – typical Tommo!” said Chapple-Hyam.
“She shouldn’t have run in the Ribblesdale Stakes. I begged them not to run her as I’d got her ready for the Oaks (sixth to Look Here) and it took a long time for her to come back.
“She’s a mile-and-a-quarter filly and hopefully we can pick up a little stakes race, a Group Three maybe. We might have to go abroad as I don’t think there’s anything here.”