One Last Hurrah for Backworth-bred Chocolicious

Chocolicious wins last race in South AfricaChocolicious (SAF)
(Photo : Gold Circle)

CHOCOLICIOUS (SAF)
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)
Clairwood, Turf, 1100m
26 December 2012

Win Time : 63.90

# LBH Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
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