Four-length win for Mister Allegro
By John Scanlon
A first run on the all weather may have been key to the success of Mister Allegro at Kempton on September 15, as the Bernardini gelding ran out the comfortable winner of a mile nursery event.
Owned by The Originals, Mister Allegro, a February foal, had four outings between mid June and mid August, showing signs of ability but without seeing his races through. A decision was taken to geld him, and the Kempton race was his first start since the gelding operation.
Silvestre de Sousa took the ride on Mister Allegro at Kempton. Facing nine rivals, and drawn fairly wide, Mister Allegro soon led and the gelding was travelling noticeably well two furlongs from home. As challengers appeared to be readying themselves for a challenge, Mister Allegro pulled clear entering the final furlong.
Keeping on well for Silvestre, Mister Allegro was eased near the finish, but had nonetheless scored by four lengths from Thunderstone, with Devil’s Cub a length back in third.
Mister Allegro is out of the Shamardal mare, Joyful Hope, an Italian Listed winner over 10 furlongs as a three-year-old. Hopefully, he will move forward from this, his first career win.
Picture: Cesar Dayaca aboard Mister Allegro