Sunday, 11 December 2011
: Chesalon trained by Mike Bass and ridden by Bernard Fayd'Herbe, snatched the lead in the final stages to win the R300 000 Grade 3 Premier Trophy at Kenilworth on Saturday.
| Chesalon wins the Premier|
Photo by Gold Circle
After impressing on his seasonal debut when third behind Tales of Bravery, the son of Fort Wood clearly enjoyed the step up in distance. After racing just off the pace for most of the race, Chesalon
kicked clear at the 150m mark to notch up his fifth career victory.Master Barry
jumped best and led the field all the way into the home straight. Chesalon
and Lion in Winter
raced up with the pace just behind the leader, with English Garden midfield and second favourite, Run For It, at the rear of the field, some 16 lengths of the leader.
The lightly weighted Lake Arthur charged into the lead at the 300m mark, but Fayd'Herbe who had jumped from barrier one, still had plenty in hand and sent Chesalon
With 150m to go Chesalon
hit the front and was far too good for the chasing pack, crossing the line 0.75L in front of Cask (Fort Wood). Run For It(Dynasty) came with a blinding run up the outside together with favourite, Lion In Winter(Western Winter), but the deficit was too great and the pair had to settle for third and fourth respectively.
normally doesn't show pace but we found ourselves in second this time so I dropped him back a little. In the straight I could feel he'd be hard to beat, he was travelling well. He's a smart horse and won a good race” commented Fayd'Herbe.Chesalon
recorded his fifth win from twelve starts and the ultra consistent four-year-old has only been unplaced three times. Bred by the Cape based Avontuur Stud out of the Grade 1 Majorca Stakes winner, Sarabande, Chesalon
is owned Messrs P Bamford, P Sukdeo and D J Visagie.
A half brother to Chesalon
by champion sire Jet Master will be offered at the Cape Premier Yearling Sale in January.
No Horse Jockey Dr Dist Time SP
Bernard Fayd'Herbe 1 0.00 111.57 5/1
3 CASK Alec Forbes 8 0.75 111.71 25/1
7 RUN FOR IT Richard Fourie 9 1.25 111.81 28/10
2 LION IN WINTER Glen Hatt 5 2.00 111.95 2/1
4 SUPER STORM Aldo Domeyer 12 3.25 112.19 14/1
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