chocolicious allan robertson championship video
chocolicious allan robertson championship video

Click above to watch Chocolicious winning the Allan Robertson Championship (Gr1)

(Photo : Gold Circle - Footage : Tellytrack)

ALLAN ROBERTSON CHAMPIONSHIP (Grade 1)

Scottsville, Turf, 1200m

29 May 2010

charl pretorius racingweb
charl pretorius racingweb

Charl Pretorius www.racingweb.co.zaChocolicious, a 50-1 chance from the Herman Brown stable, fought an exciting battle with Louis Goosen’sWaywest Goddess (15-2), before getting the upper hand late in the Grade 1 Allan Robertson Championship over 1200m at Scottsville on Saturday.

The pair went head to head over the last 200m with replacement jockey Johnny Geroudis on Chocolicious and Piere Strydom on Waywest Goddess flat to the boards for first prize. Chocolicious found a little extra and claimed victory close to the line.

Chocolicious, beaten three lengths by Romantic Moon in her previous start, turned the tables to the tune of eight lengths on her conqueror and assistant trainer Frank Robinson commented: “She was just a bit underdone that day and we were more confident today.”

Chocolicious and Waywest Goddess came together in the heat of the contest and then the Herman Brown filly appeared to carry Waywest Goddess off a straight course, but no action was taken by the stipendiary stewards.

It is doubtful whether anything would have affected the result, however, as Chocolicious won well.

Louis Goosen said: “There may have been something, the head-on suggests that they moved across the track, but it wasn’t my duty to object. Pierre didn’t mention anything after the race. He said Waywest Goddess seemed to have little left in the tank going into the last 400m, she was battling. But she picked up the bit and kept fighting on, which shows how courageous she is. Good luck to the Brown stable, it was an exciting race, we beat a filly like Mahbooba and several other top class fillies home, we are happy and we look forward to her career from here.”

Chocolocious was bred by Keith Russon and Ian Todd at Backworth Stud near Eston, KwaZulu Natal, a fine achievement and a Grade 1 winner on their roll of honour. Chocolicious is by Kahal from Candy Box and her half-brother by Miesque’s Approval fetched R275 000 at April’s Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.

CHOCOLICIOUS (Kahal x Candy Box)

2 Year Old Bay Filly

Owners : Messrs P Ebbs, MG Frost, M A Robinson and Ms L Kapustina, Messrs HJ Brown (Jnr) and NC Smith

Trainer : Herman Brown

Jockey : Johnny Geroudis

Breeder : Backworth Stud

Win Time : 69.70

Career Record : 2 Wins, 1 Place, 3 Starts

RACE RESULT

#

LBH

Horse

Kg

MR

Dr

Jockey

Trainer

1

0.00

CHOCOLICIOUS

58.0

0

14

J Geroudis

Herman Brown

2

0.50

WAYWEST GODDESS

58.0

0

12

P Strydom

Louis Goosen

3

4.25

MAHBOOBA (AUS)

58.0

0

5

A Delpech

Mike de Kock

4

4.30

OOCHEE AGENT

58.0

0

10

S Brown

Paul Matchett

5

4.80

STORMY COAST

58.0

0

2

G Figueroa

George Scott

6

7.85

HOLLYWOODBOULEVARD (AUS)

58.0

0

6

A Marcus

Charles Laird

7

5.60

LEGAL ACCOUNT

58.0

0

3

B Fayd’Herbe

Paul Lafferty

8

6.85

ROMANTIC MOON

58.0

0

7

S Randolph

Duncan Howells

9

7.35

IBROX PARK

58.0

0

13

B Lerena

Dominic Zaki

10

8.85

MAUREEN DE LAGO (AUS)

58.0

0

9

G Schlechter

Darryl Hodgson

11

11.10

INDIGOFERA

58.0

0

1

N Welch

Corne Spies

12

11.35

SIX BLUE NOTES

58.0

0

11

D Daniels

Glen Kotzen

13

12.10

BIG ON BROADWAY (AUS)

58.0

0

8

F Coetzee

Glen Kotzen

14

18.35

POPPINS

58.0

0

4

G Lerena

Gavin van Zyl