Kahal (GB) - Candy Box by Exclusive Patriot (USA)
In one last hurrah before embarking on a new racing career in the UK and Australia, the Backworth-bred 5-year-old mare, Chocolicious, blasted to a 3.25m length Boxing Day win under jockey Keagan de Melo for trainers Herman Brown and Frank Robinson.
The daughter of Kahal proved far too quick for a high-class field of fillies and mares, leaving speedsters She’s A Stunner (Toreador), Big On Broadway (AUS) (Fusaichi Pegasus) and Choir Maiden (AUS) (Choisir) struggling in her wake.
Chocolicious, winner of the Allan Robertson Fillies Championship (Grade 1) as a 2-year-old, closes her South African racing career with 6 wins and 8 places from 18 starts and R672,530 in earnings.
Chocolicious is now UK-bound, via Mauritius, where her connections are hoping to aim her at Royal Ascot. She is owned and managed by Darren and Elizabeth Dance and will race internationally with a group of their clients from Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock.
RAYNER LOGISTICS CONDITIONS PLATE (F & M)
|1||0.00||CHOCOLICIOUS||60.0||101||2||* K de Melo||Herman Brown / Frank Robinson|
|2||3.25||SHE’S A STUNNER||59.5||97||1||A Delpech||Deon Visser|
|3||7.00||BIG ON BROADWAY (AUS)||60.0||89||4||S Randolph||Ivan Moore|
|4||7.10||CHOIR MAIDEN (AUS)||54.0||92||5||A Forbes||Tony Rivalland|
|5||7.60||SUBLIME SOUL||53.5||82||7||*J Barnes (4.0)||Charles Laird|
|6||9.60||MAIGOLD||55.5||86||6||M Yeni||Alistair Gordon|
|7||10.60||LAS RAMBLAS||57.0||84||3||* D Neethling (4.0)||James Goodman|