Chetwood Returns in the Listed Takeover Target Stakes at Gosford
- Foal Date:
- Exceed And Excel (AUS)
- Eldarin (AUS)
- James Cummings
- Career Earnings:
Already a winner at G3 and Listed level, Chetwood comes into the race off a good trial at Rosehill late last month which followed his first-up run when he showed speed before dropping out at Randwick.
Trainer James Cummings describes Chetwood as “an interesting horse”.
“His trials are very encouraging and he’s a horse with his share of ability,” Cummings said.
Prior to his comeback run in Listed company at Randwick, Chetwood had won three trials, one of them by 12-1/2 lengths.
Following that run he has trialled again at Rosehill, finishing second.
“He looks a picture and we’re looking forward to seeing him back at the races,” Cummings said.
In a career-best performance, Chetwood won the G3 Cameron Handicap at Newcastle, beating the subsequent G1 winner Le Roman, before going to score a Listed win at Caulfield.
His latest assignment at Gosford doesn’t appear to have any obvious stand-out runner with Kuro, the joint topweight on 59kg with Chetwood, one of the strongest contenders.
Seventh foal; closely related to winners Mearas (7f Listed/1m Group 3), Sindarin (stakes-placed 6.5f-9.5f) and Rune (9.2f; all by Redoute’s Choice), half-brother to two more by Red Ransom; dam winning half-sister to 1m2f Group 1 winner Anamato; won maiden handicap at Canterbury Park on debut in February 2016; third on next two starts, including at Listed level, before landing a four-timer, notably taking the Listed Hussler Stakes (Handicap) at Caulfield in October; held in first three starts of 2017, and again back from a break in December when having his first start for James Cummings; effective around 6f-7f; acts on good and soft; has worn a tongue-tie.
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