Chetwood Returns in the Listed Takeover Target Stakes at Gosford

Chetwood Returns in the Listed Takeover Target Stakes at Gosford

Chetwood Returns in the Listed Takeover Target Stakes at Gosford

by Mike Hedge at Godolphin
The classy sprinter Chetwood (James Cummings/Tim Clark) has his second run after a long break in the Listed Takeover Target Stakes at Gosford, Australia, on January 11.

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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