Shadwell Farm News

The Very Consistent Castella Wins For the Third Time

Making his first start of the year, stakes-placed CASTELLA led at every call and pulled away to a seven-length win in this 6 1/2-furlong allowance at the Hipodromo de las Americas in Mexico City on a track labeled good. In his last start of 2011, this 3-year-old colt from the first small test crop of DAAHER was third in the important one mile Campeonato Juvenil (Mex-1). Only the third starter and second stakes horse for his sire, CASTELLA now has three wins, his first two by 4 3/4 and 5 1/2 lengths, three seconds and a third in seven career starts.