Bennett Racing’s 4yo Written Tycoon mare Cheval Chic finally showed her true ability when putting away a good field at Werribee last Sunday at her 5th start. Placed on debut then again at her 2nd start, the wheels seemed to fall off thereafter. Always showing ability from the bounce Cheval Chic had become quite a nervous type often sweating up before her races. Her trials had been okay this time in and the mare had certainly built up and matured.
Resuming over 1100m at Werribee the mare did get a little uptight beforehand but as the day wasn’t too hot she didn’t freely sweat as she can do.
Cheval Chic was a little slow away and Liam Riordan settled her at the back of the field. Liam made his move towards the turn pushing to the outside. He balanced her up, quickly joined in and exploded away to demolish this field by 5 lens. She simply dominated the field winning running away.
Such a great result for her owners and Danny O’Brien and his Team at Barwon Heads. A lot of work has gone into this mare and Danny felt there was bigger and brighter things ahead for her. Cheval Chic took her record to 5 starts, 1 – 2 – 0 $41,325 in prizemoney.
A 180k purchase from the 2021 Magic Millions Yearling sale, Cheval Chic was bred by great South Australian Nursery Mill Park. Cheval Chic is the best to race for the Gr2 placed Snitzel mare Moreau. The leggy daughter of Champion Sire Written Tycoon owns a strong International family with her 2nd dam a ½ sister to the successful Japanese sire Vril. Her 4th dam is the dam of Champions the unbeaten 2yo ARAZI (Blushing Groom) Champion 2YO in USA in 1991. 9 wins-7 at 2-1000m to 1700m, Deauville Prix Morny, Gr.1, Longchamp Prix de la Salamandre, Gr.1, Grand Criterium, Gr.1, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, Gr.1. sire and NOVERRE (Rahy). Champion 3YO Male Miler in GB in 2001. 5 wins-4 at 2, 3 in succession-1005m to 1609m, Goodwood Sussex S., Gr.1, Doncaster Champagne S., Gr.2, 2d Ascot Queen Elizabeth II S., Gr.1. sire. Group 1 Champions from the family incl Ajdal, Flying Partner, Joyeux Danseur, Jim French.
Congratulations to all owners on Cheval Chic’s brilliant win and thankyou to Danny O’Brien and his Team.