Donovan Dillon

Classy Performances from Scandal, Attenborough & Sanctuary

Classy Performances from Scandal, Attenborough & Sanctuary

Backworth had yet another good racing week with Scandal, Attenborough and Sanctuary flying our flag high.

Great Racing Week For Backworth!

Great Racing Week For Backworth!

Backworth-bred Humidor made it 4 wins from just 6 starts when powering home in the Middle Stakes over 1200m at Scottsville Wednesday for trainer Tony Rivalland with maestro Anton Marcus up.

Top Of The Chocs wins Koko's Margate Nightclub MR 83 Handicap

Top Of The Chocs HorseTop Of The Chocs (SAF)
(Photo : Gold Circle)

TOP OF THE CHOCS (SAF)
Miesque’s Approval (USA) - Candy Box (SAF) by Exclusive Patriot (USA)

Top Of The Chocs, half-brother to fellow Backworth-bred speedster Chocolicious, opened up his 2013 account with a confident win under apprentice Donovan Dillon over 1200m at Greyville Sunday.

The 4 year-old bay gelding is by Breeders’ Cup winner Miesque’s Approval out of the Exclusive Patriot mare, Candy Box. The bay mare recorded 4 wins in her career including the Grade 3 Strelitzia Stakes and the Listed Juvenile Stakes. She placed four times including a 3rd in the Grade 1 Allan Robertson Fillies Championship.

This win takes Top Of The Chocs’ career record to 2 wins and 7 places from 17 starts. Congratulations to trainers Herman Brown Jnr and Frank Robinson as well as to owners Messrs HJ Brown, P Ebbs, MG Frost, MA Robinson and Ms L Kapustina.

Top Of The Chocs is a graduate from the Backworth draft of the 2010 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.

KOKO’S MARGATE NIGHTCLUB MR 83 HANDICAP
Greyville, Turf, 1200m
20 January 2013

Win Time : 73.62

# LBH Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 TOP OF THE CHOCS 54.0 71 2 D Dillon Herman Brown / Frank Robinson
2 0.75 EXCUSE MY FRENCH 60.0 83 4 A Forbes Duncan Howells
3 2.00 STUNNING GUY 56.5 76 6 K Shea Pat Lunn
4 2.15 KINGSTON BOY 53.5 77 5 S Veale Doug Campbell
5 2.90 PHANTON FIGHTER 60. 83 11 M Odendaal Dennis Drier
6 5.15 MISTER SLAM (ARG) 57.5 78 3 B Jacobson Glen Kotzen
7 5.40 KING OF TORTS 60.0 90 13 I Sturgeon Duncan Howells
8 5.50 COOL SPENDER 60.0 83 10 A Mgudlwa Sean Tarry
9 5.75 OLD MAC DONALD 58.0 79 12 K Jupp Paul Lafferty
10 7.00 PINOT NOIR 58.0 79 7 M Yeni Duncan Howells
11 7.50 LIVE CONTROVERSY 57.5 78 9 K de Melo Colin Scott
12 9.00 TERRIBLE GULCH (ARG) 58.5 80 1 J Samuel Deon Visser
13 15.25 WARWICKADALE 56.0 75 8 K Latham Corinne Bestel


Late Scratching




14 0.00 LORD HAWKE 54.0 71 7 n/a Herman Brown / Frank Robinson