A first for our new trainer partner Mathew de Kock at Cranbourne on Thursday – his first winning interview on racing.com! Courtesy of the smart victory recorded by Our Chevalier in the 2060m BM64 contest.
Having just his second run at the trip – a game second a couple of weeks previously at the same track – the son of Redoute’s Choice travelled well throughout for Michael Walker and connections were entitled to get excited a fair way out.
Looming up turning, the four-year-old soon had the race in his keeping and his winning margin of 1 3/4 lengths was an impressive one.
“I am very happy for the whole team,” Mathew enthused, “everyone works very hard.”
“He ran a good race last time,” he continued, noting the strength of the form around the talented Excelman, “and he is holding his form well. It was a fantastic ride – well done to the owners.
A horse who has had his share of issues including a tie-back (wind operation), Our Chevalier does have good talent and has been honest with his two wins and five placings from just 11 starts.
Beautifully bred locally at Sun Stud, he is a son of the stakes placed multiple city winning Hussonet mare Happy Hussy, descendant of the wonderful Denise’s Joy.