Yeomanstown Stud stallion Camacho (by Danehill) is having what appears to be a breakthrough year, with classic success in the Group 1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches (French 1000 Guineas) for Teppal in May followed by victory in June for Signora Cabello in the Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes over five furlongs at Royal Ascot.
The latter, a John Quinn-trained juvenile, took the Listed Marygate Stakes at York on her previous start, she was fourth on her debut at Beverley in April and between those two performances won a novice event at Bath. She holds an entry in the valuable Weatherbys Super Sprint at Newbury, and it will be interesting to see how high in the rankings this now Timeform 100-rated filly can go.
Although her big win came in a blanket finish, in which she beat Gossamer Wings and Shades Of Blue by a short-head and the same, both fourth-placed So Perfect and eighth-placed Little Kim have won pattern races since, which offers encouragement that the form may be better than it seemed on the day.
Signora Cabello, who was bred by Damian and Ronan Burns of Diomed Bloodstock Ltd, is another bargain basement purchase who has gone on to pattern success and she cost just 20,000gns from Book 3 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale.
She is a half-sister to the blacktype-placed trio La Presse (by Gone West), Emirates Girl (by Unbridled's Song) and Plagiarism (by Lonhro), and she is out of Group 3 Princess Margaret Stakes runner-up Journalist (by Night Shift), whose star sibling is half-brother Sheer Viking (by Danehill).
That close relation to the recent Queen Mary heroine was runner-up in the Group 3 Norfolk Stakes on his visit to Royal Ascot but later gained compensation with victory in the Group 2 Flying Childers Stakes at Doncaster.
Their dam, Schlefalora (by Mas Media), won six times in Sweden from three to six years of age and, in addition to being a half-sister to Dansk St Leger winner Spanish Run (by Commanche Run), her siblings features Las Meninas (by Glenstal), the Group 1 1000 Guineas heroine of 1994.
She pipped subsequent Oaks and Irish Derby champion Balanchine that day, she beat subsequent Grade 1 scorer Danish by a length on her debut in the Listed Silver Flash Stakes at Leopardstown as a two-year-old, and was runner-up in both the Group 1 Phoenix Stakes and Group 1 Irish 1000 Guineas, beaten by Turtle Island in the former and by Mehthaaf in the latter. Sadly, she has not produced any stakes winners at stud.
Neither did her once-placed half-sister La Pellegrina (by Be My Guest), but that one's daughter Native Force (by Indian Ridge) became the dam of Group 1 Nunthorpe Stakes and Group 1 Golden Jubilee Stakes hero Kingsgate Native (by Mujadil).
He proved sterile when sent to stud but returned to the track to become a regular and popular competitor in blacktype sprints. His final win came in a six furlong conditions race at Nottingham in 2016, at the age of 11, when still holding a triple-digit handicap mark.
Signora Cabello has a long way to go yet if she is to become as accomplished as her most famous relations, but she has made a promising start to her career, and although only tried over five furlongs so far, her pedigree suggests that six will be no problem in time. Perhaps she will be back at Ascot next year for a crack at the Group 1 Commonwealth Cup.