BOXING DAY GUN TO TAPE WIN FOR CHOCOLICIOUS

Chocolicious wins Conditions PlateChocolicious wins Conditions Plate (F&M) at Clairwood
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CHOCOLICIOUS
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)
Clairwood, Turf, 1200m
26 December 2011

Win Time : 68.31

# LBH Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
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


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