Chetan salutes at Kempton

Lynward Park shuttler Alfred Nobel sired the 7th individual winner from his first northern crop when Chetan saluted at Kempton on Wednesday.

Chetan (2c Alfred Nobel – Island Music by Mujahid) chased the leaders and then took up the running at the furlong.  He was driven out by Franny Norton and kept on well to score by a neck from the favourite Reflation in the Live The Moment Nursery (1200m).

The colt had been racing since April and was placed twice at Chepstow before the breakthrough for veteran conditioner Milton Bradley.  He was the winner to run the best overall time relative to his ability on Kempton’s card, and it’s no coincidence he ran so efficiently in what was a very fair race.

Alfred Nobel has upgraded Chetan’s pedigree – the nearest black-type on his catalogue page goes back to 1998 Irish Listed winner Tadeo.  He was a 4,000 pounds (AUD 7,258) buy for owners Roger, Val and Colin Miles at the Doncaster Bloodstock Sale in November 2013.

Alfred Nobel remained at Coolmore Stud’s Irish base this year but returns to Lynward Park in 2015.