Chamalu Delivers Exhibition Gallop

 After suffering an injury and being patiently prepared Chamalu made a fantastic return to racing at the Sunshine Coast on Friday winning very easily.

Having had his last run in the 2016 Group 1 Golden Rose Chamalu looked to be in this race up to his eye balls if anywhere near the form he showed in his first campaign which culminated in him having his second career start in a Group 1 race.

After being allocated the steadier of 59kg’s this impost was slightly offset when drawing barrier four and engaging the Sunshine Coast’s number one jockey Damian Browne.

After 12 months off Chamalu had forgotten nothing when he jumped on terms with the field allowing Browne to select where he wanted to settle what appears to be the as yet untapped son of Redwood.

Browne was content to allow Chamalu to settle in fifth position as the field passed the 800 metre point in the race. As the field passed the 600 meter marker Browne moved Chamalu out into plenty of space for the run up the long Sunshine Coast straight.

Soon after entering the home straight Browne let Chamalu cruise up to the leaders where he quickly put the result beyond doubt going on to record an impressive three length win after such a long layoff. The time off will hopefully turn out to be a blessing in disguise as he was always expected to get better as he matured.

The future looks nothing but bright for Chamalu after what appeared to be nothing more than a $10,400 track gallop in which Browne sat as quiet as church house mouse from barrier to post.

Congratulations to all the owners of Chamalu - Mark Mclean, Anthony Costa, Elaine Costa, Peter Daniel, Dinah Aram, Russell Heritage, Les Maddison, Jaye Maddison, Peter McPherson, Russell Sargent, Vicki Standish, Graeme Sullivan, Wendy Sullivan, Hervey Jump Out Syndicate and Chris Wessel.

On this occasion Chamalu was strapped by Leanne Aspros.

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