Chipotle follows up in Royal Ascot trial
Havana Gold’s Brocklesby-winning son Chipotle maintained his unbeaten record in the Royal Ascot Two-Year-Old Trial Conditions Stakes over five furlongs at Ascot on Wednesday.
Chipotle had beaten the likes of subsequent dual winner Vintage Clarets at Doncaster and lowered the colours of Musselburgh scorer The Gatekeeper at Ascot after a prolonged battle.
Chipotle again showed the excellent attitude that is a signature of Havana Gold’s progeny. He’s been ridden in both his starts by Charlie Bishop.
Trained by Eve Johnson Houghton for The Woodway 20, Chipotle has several options at Royal Ascot but looks an obvious candidate for the Listed Windsor Castle Stakes.
Bred by Theakston Stud, he was an absolute bargain at £10,500 as a yearling – bought by his trainer and Highflyer Bloodstock – and is also qualified for several big sales races, including the Super Sprint.
Another Havana Gold two-year-old winner recently was Fabiosa who built on her debut when winning at Nottingham by two lengths for David Evans and James Doyle.
She’s the second foal out of 2015 Listed Marygate Stakes winner Delizia and will surely have that York race on her agenda now – it’s on May 14.
Fabiosa was bred by Richard Kent’s Mickley Stud and Lady Lonsdale, and is owned by Richard in partnership with Richard and Pam Dawson.