Cairo Consort Overcomes Adversity In Sweetest Chant

CAIRO CONSORT (f, 3, Cairo Prince–Absolutely Awesome, by Street Cry {Ire}) made a total mess of the start in Saturday’s GIII Sweetest Chant S. at Gulfstream Park, spotting her rivals several lengths, but the gray filly was given a quiet ride by Irad Ortiz, Jr. and whistled past stablemate Alpha Bella (Justify) in the final sixteenth of a mile to register a breakthrough graded success. Favored at 11-5, Cairo Consort reared up just as the gates flew and was forced to take her medicine from the back of the pack, as Sweetlou’sgotaces (Constitution) led from Malleymoo (English Channel) into the backstretch. Still out of the picture and with plenty to do past the half in :47.11, Cairo Consort was held together while full of run as they turned for the money. Hitting another gear three away from the inside with better than a furlong to race, she was shifted out into the clear and leveled off beautifully to–somehow–score by a comfortable margin. Second in the GI Natalma S. and a sound third in the GI Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf for Maple Lane Farm and trainer Nathan Squires, Cairo Consort was hammered down to these connections for $875,000 at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale about 48 hours later. In her only previous appearance for her new ownership, Cairo Consort was the popular winner of the Jan. 7 Ginger Brew S.

Saturday, Gulfstream
SWEETEST CHANT S.-GIII, $175,000, Gulfstream, 2-4, 3yo, f, 1 1/16mT, 1:40.95, gd.
1–CAIRO CONSORT, 122, f, 3, by Cairo Prince
1st Dam: Absolutely Awesome, by Street Cry (Ire)
 2nd Dam: Discreetly Awesome, by Awesome Again
 3rd Dam: Pretty Discreet, by Private Account
$95,000 Ylg ’21 FTKOCT; $875,000 2yo ’22 FTKNOV). O-Repole
Stable & Town and Country Racing, LLC; B-Frankfort Park Farm
(KY); T-Todd A. Pletcher; J-Irad Ortiz, Jr. $104,160. Lifetime
Record: MGISP, 8-4-1-2, $430,449. Werk Nick Rating: A.
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2–Alpha Bella, 118, f, 3, Justify–Andina (Ire), by Singspiel (Ire).
Corporation (KY); T-Todd A. Pletcher. $33,600.
3–Heavenly Sunday, 120, f, 3, Candy Ride (Arg)–Alien Giant,
by Giant’s Causeway. 1ST BLACK TYPE, 1ST GRADED BLACK
TYPE. ($170,000 RNA Ylg ’21 KEESEP). O-Miacomet Farm
(William Harrigan); B-Randal Family Trust (KY); T-Brad H. Cox.
Margins: 3/4, HF, 3/4. Odds: 2.20, 16.30, 2.50.
Also Ran: Metaphysical, Bulsara, Malleymoo, Stephanie’s Charm, Padma, Sweetlou’sgotaces.
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