Category: Horses in training (Flat)
Sire: RIP VAN WINKLE (IRE)
Dam: MINCE (GB)
Dam Sire: MEDICEAN (GB)
The well-bred four-year-old Rip Van Winkle filly Chop Chop is offered for sale. She is trained by the upwardly mobile Brian Barr from his North Dorset-base, and can be bought to stay in yard or moved elsewhere.
Chop Chop is a daughter of Mince, who was a very high-class sprinter for trainer Roger Charlton. She won eight of her 18 career starts, including the Grp-3 Bengough Stakes, three times in Listed company and was crowned European Champion three-year-old sprinter in 2012.
In addition her sire, Rip Van Winkle, although perhaps better known as a middle distance influence, has produced several high-class horses over sprint trips such as The Happy Prince and Dick Whittington.
Chop Chop followed her mother into training at Beckhampton, making a single appearance as a juvenile. She has shown sporadic promise in 11 starts so far, notably when third to the subsequent Grp-2 (local) Al Biddah Mile winner Global Spectrum at Kempton in February last year, and when filling the same position at both Lingfield and Bath in June.
Although a slight disappointment in her last two runs when returning to the track after a 52-day break, there is no doubt that sprinting is her game and she has a lot more to offer as a sprinter from a mark of just 51. Indeed, her last two jockeys, Rob Hornby and William Cox, are both convinced she will win races this winter
When going through the ring at the Tattersalls July Sale, Chop Chop was recommended to Brian and his team by jockey Trevor Whelan. Trevor had an association with the Roger Charlton stable, and he firmly believes that there are plenty of races to be won with this filly, particularly from her current mark.
Chop Chop remains an exciting proposition and her lightly-raced profile strongly suggests the best is yet to come. She has shown a consistent level of ability, demonstrated her liking for varying types of turf and the AW, and she is well-handicapped, fit and ready to go.
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