Lightly raced 4YO son of High Chaparral in Rapido Chaparro made it 2 wins from his first 4 career starts with a tough all the way Victoria delivering some late Christmas joy for his owners and master trainers Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott.
Having shown his potential with an impressive win on debut before Christmas in 2017 - the excitement for Rapido Chaparro and his army was cruely curtailed by injury and a long 12 months of the sidelines. But racing is a unpredictable game and Rapido Chaparro rewarded his owners for their patience with a commanding win at Gosford showing he's lost none of the potential that had everyone so excited after his maiden win.
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The $145,000 Inglis Easter Yearling Purchase has a nice record of 2 wins from his first 4 starts with trainer Gai Waterhouse believing despite these two wins we won't see the best of Rapido Chaparro until he extends beyond 2000m.
"What a terrific win" Gai told owners post race.
"He looked the winner the entire trip and stuck on really well over the final stages and he'll only continue to improve the further he gets into his campaign."
The form out of Rapido's first-up run is excellent and no doubt there's more wins in store for this progressive young galloper.
He has a terrific group of owners many formed at the 2016 FLR Derby Day Eve Luncheon where Gai swept the crowd off their feet with Derby dreams and while injury deprived Rapido Chaparro of that opportunity what a bright future he has!
Congratulations: First Light Racing, Gai Waterhouse, Ken McDonald, Robert Cox, SJV Syndicate (Pat Lennon, Jane Lennon, John Guscic), Chris Moorfoot, Michelle Alexander, Wayne Gatt, Julee Van Steenis, Marcus Coventry, ZINC Syndicate (Kevin & Christine Greenhatch, Roslyn Grimes-Harvey, Leon Bouchard), Derby Day Eve Syndicate (Liz Pethica, Simon Pethica, John Wertfein, Pas Sciulli, Daniel Masoch, Matt Amos, Katie Findley, Cellina Christoffelsz, Mandy Gunn, Arthur Webster, Dion Turner, Kean Steinkellner), Remarkable Racing (Hayden Mai, Eleanor Kwak, Peter Lukies, Darren Robertson, Nicole Robertson, Paul Bryant, John Eddy)