Cheveley Stud’s blue blooded young sire Wylie Hall, whose first foals have made such a positive impression, gained yet another update to his impressive female line recently.
Chetwood (whose sire Exceed And Excel, like Redoute’s Choice, is a son of Danehill) made all the running to land Friday’s G3 Australian Bloodstock Cameron Handicap and record his first group victory.
The four-year-old gelding impressed with a comfortable one and a half length win over G1 winner Le Romain, with another G1 winner Famous Seamus back in third, and Chetwood looks sure to add more to his tally of four wins from just six outings.
Winning jockey Tim Clark was impressed with Chetwood, saying, “He is a progressive young horse, lightly-raced and with plenty of upside.
“That was a really solid performance, up against some classy gallopers. He showed good determination and probably the track hasn’t suited him. I think that makes the win that bit better.
“I spoke to James (McDonald) before and he said the first two furlongs are vital. If I could get that right, he’ll do the rest.
“I was always going to lead and it was just a matter of getting there when I wanted to. He gave me a good ride throughout and gave me a good kick.
“He doesn’t feel like he’s going that quick, he’s got a massive stride and he’ll keep racing his way through the grades.”
This promising galloper is out of the Marauding mare Eldarin, whose own dam Voltage, is a half sister to Beauty Belle, the dam of multiple G1 winner Wylie Hall.
The latter, whose sire Redoute’s Choice is enjoying his customary purple patch of success, will stand at Cheveley this year for a fee of R20 000.