Sweet Moments For Mr Bortz

Trainer Grant Paddock had her tuned to the minute

Chili Chocolate wins Walmer Handicap

Donavan Mansour guides Chili Chocolate to a smooth win (Pic: Coastal Photos)

The 2013 Summerhill Ready To Run graduate Chili Chocolate has taken to the Fairview polytrack like a duck to water and clocked up her third win from just twelve starts when skating clear to an emphatic victory in the R100 000 Walmer Handicap on Friday.

The former Johan Janse van Rensburg – trained daughter of the late Summerhill ‘General’ Muhtafal maintained her unbeaten two-from-two record in the Eastern Cape.

Chili Chocolate’s career was ‘donated’ by owner Greg Bortz before she ran her first race to 13 year old Gavi Rosenfeld, a young man who suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a muscle wasting illness, caused by a genetic mutation. There is currently no treatment and no cure.

Read the Gavi story here.

Trainer Grant Paddock had Chili Chocolate tuned to the minute and made it a Super September for her owner Greg Bortz, after her win on 7 September.

Balanced ride - Donavan Mansour

Balanced ride – Donavan Mansour

Donavan Mansour knows the 4yo filly well and made his second consecutive Friday trip to the Eastern Cape a winning one when he booted the chestnut home, after tracking Stacked By Seattle and Kumiko the whole way round.

Given her head at the 300m marker in a field reduced to just seven runners, Chili Chocolate bounced clear and held off a strong late challenge by a comfortable length in a time of 111,19 secs, from longshot Varster and Bride’s Dowry, who failed to produce her customary kick.

Chili Chocolate is a R100 000 Summerhill Ready To Run graduate and is by Muhtafal out of the one-time winning Count Dubois Heliantha.

She has now won 3 races with 3 places from 12 starts for stakes of R294 625.

She will pay to follow.



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