Kahal (GB) - Candy Box by Exclusive Patriot (USA)
2011 Dubai Racing Carnival UAE 1000 Guineas third place finisher, Chocolicious, was beautifully turned out for a Conditions Plate for Fillies and Mares over 1200m at Clairwood on Boxing Day.
Chocolicious, prepared by Frank Robinson for the Herman Brown / Frank Robinson partnership, led from gun to tape at a high cruising speed and won by four lengths under jockey Karis Teetan. The 4-year-old bay filly posted a winning time of 68.31 which was faster than the time clocked by Coffee Sheik in a MR94 Handicap for Colts and Geldings an hour later.
Jockey Karis Teetan said : “Frank wanted me to follow one other if possible, but the tailwind was strong and she jumped very well, so I let her stay in front. She was travelling easy and quickened again when I asked her to go at the 400m mark.”
Trainer Frank Robinson commented : “Ian (Sturgeon) and I discussed her last run at Turffontein and we believe she may have won if she’d raced handier, so things worked out well today with the tailwind.”
Chocolicious, who won the Gr1 Allan Robertson Championship as a two-year-old, was bred and raised at Backworth Stud. She’s by Kahal (GB) from Candy Box (SAF) by Exclusive Patriot (USA) and hasn’t missed the money in ten career starts.
PROTEA TRUCK & BUS PARTS CONDITIONS PLATE (F & M)
|1||0.00||CHOCOLICIOUS||55.0||101||1||K Teetan||Herman Brown / Frank Robinson|
|2||4.00||GIVE ME FIVE||57.0||103||8||M Yeni||Sean Tarry|
|3||4.50||HAPPY ARCHER (AUS)||59.0||106||2||C Orffer||Sean Tarry|
|4||6.75||SILENT NIGHTS (AUS)||54.5||87||7||A Forbes||Dennis Drier|
|5||9.00||RUBY CARTEL||57.0||95||6||A Marcus||Charles Laird|
|6||9.25||COUNTRY ROSE||56.5||96||3||A Delpech||Jeff Freedman|
|7||10.50||AUTUMN GOLD||60.0||98||4||* A Mgudlwa||Sean Tarry|
|8||10.60||PSALTERY||55.5||91||5||J Samuel||Charles Laird|
|9||0.00||QUEEN TAMARA||57.0||81||7||S Veale||Dennis Drier|
|10||0.00||TORY||54.5||86||6||R Danielson||Charles Laird|