Another Promising Winner for Adelaide
Cox Plate winning sire Adelaide made it two smart winners in two days when his promising colt Chevychaser (3c Adelaide x Chevovessence, by Encosta de Lago) opened his account at Benalla on Tuesday.
Prepared by Ciaron Maher and David Eustace, three year-old Chevychaser improved sharply at his second start to score a stylish win over 1406 metres.
Tardy from the gates, Chevychaser was able to recover and work forward to take apposition midfield on the fence and when angled into the clear by Harry Coffey hit the line strongly in an encouraging performance.
A $72,500 Inglis Great Southern Weanling purchase for Forest Lodge Racing from the draft of Supreme Thoroughbreds, Chevychaser is the first winner for Chevovessence, a half-sister by Encosta de Lago to stakes-winner Chevauchee.
Chevovessence is a grand-daughter of Irish Oaks winner Knight’s Baroness, so there is plenty of classic stamina in this pedigree to suggest Chevychaser will get a lot further as his career unfolds.
Chevychaser is the ninth first crop winner for Adelaide, whose best offspring to date is Group I ATC Flight stakes winner Funstar.