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Capecover Wins NZ Metropolitan Trophy
Darley shuttler Cape Cross (Green Desert-Park Appeal, by Ahonoora) added an NZ group success when 5YO gelding Capecover (Cape Cross-Set Up, by Zabeel) made it 3 wins from his last 4 starts with a 1.5-lengths victory in the NZ$75,000 Gr3 Metropolitan Trophy (2500m) at Riccarton Park. Capecover (ridden by Michael Walker for trainer Alexander Fields) defeated fellow 5YO geldings Tedriffic (Istidaad-Golden Ticket, by Starjo) & Bringbackthebiff (Colombia-Ellena Dawn, by Drums Of Time). Capecover (a NZ$40,000 yearling at the 2004 NZB Select Sale) now has 7 wins & 2 placings from 14 starts; he is a half-brother to 2004 Gr1 Auckland Cup winner Upsetthym.