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Dods predicts bright future for Chiellini after debut win

TRAINER Michael Dods believes Chiellini is a horse with a bright future following the three-year-old colt’s debut success at Pontefract today.

The half-brother to Que Amoro didn’t run as a two-year-old but stayed on well over six furlongs to land the Northern Commercials Iveco and Fiat Dealership Novice Stakes by a neck from favourite Fast and Loose.

Chiellini, by Aclaim out of Que Amoro’s dam Onomatomania, showed a good attitude under Connor Beasley, and the Denton trainer is sure there’s a lot more to come.

Michael told Racing TV’s Niall Hannity after the race: “We kept him over the winter and his work’s been good. He’s done quite a bit of work with Brunch before the Lincoln and we came here today thinking we’d give him a nice education. We told Connor not to be hard on him and he’s done it well.

“He’s definitely a horse with a future. He’s the perfect gentleman. Everything you ask him to do, he does, and he’s a pleasure to have. He’ll improve a lot for the run and is definitely a horse worth following.”

Like Que Amoro, Chiellini was bred by Maurice Burns at Rathasker Stud, in County Kildare, and runs in the colours of his wife, Teresa. The stud stands three stallions: Gregorian, Bungle Inthejungle, and Coulsty.

Picture: Chiellini (front) working with Brunch before the Lincoln