Cairo Consort wins Catch A Glimpse Stakes

DRF, Ron Gierkink

ETOBICOKE, Ontario – Antonio Gallardo inherited the mount on Cairo Consort (Cairo Prince) after Leo Salles felt ill and got the job done in Saturday’s $132,350 Catch a Glimpse Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Woodbine.

Cairo Consort came along the inside from seventh to hit the front with an eighth of a mile left and went in to score by 2 1/2 lengths  in a time of 1:16 for the 6 1/2 furlongs on the main turf.

Adora edged out Collecting Flatter for third, and Grand Oak wound up fourth over favored Wickenheiser in the 12-horse field.

“I had a really good trip,” Gallardo said. “She’s very honest. Everything went perfect. She’s very easy to ride. Whatever position you put her in, she stays there. When it’s time to go and you need a little more and you ask her, she gives it to you. It makes my job more easy.”

It was the first stakes win for trainer Nathan Squires, who said Cairo Consort will run back here in next month’s Grade 1 Natalma Stakes.

“She was always smart and she’s developing,” Squires said. “I think she’ll be a better 3-year-old.”

A daughter of Cairo Prince, Cairo Consort ($11.20) won $75,000 in her stakes debut for owner William Thompson Jr.