Champion sprinter Chautauqua’s racing career looks to be back on track as the grey jumped with the rest of the field in a jump-out at Flemington this morning.
We can watch this over and over. Chautauqua has completed a successful jumpout. Show some love for the big grey! ⚡ pic.twitter.com/lOOMSCCFK7
— Racing.com (@Racing) September 20, 2018
Chautauqua has passed his first of two barrier tests, leaving the gates with the field in a jump-out at Flemington.
The champion sprinter must now do the same in another barrier trial to be cleared to race after several failures at the gates.
Victoria’s next trials won’t be run until October 8 at either Cranbourne or Tatura, however newly appointed RV chairman of stewards Robert Cram has indicated an organised trial between races on a race day, as was the case at Rosehill on August 25, would be a suitable alternative.
A ban was placed on Chautauqua after he refused to leave the barriers twice on February 27.
In five subsequent barrier trials he’s been slow to jump.
After his latest trial on August 25, where he didn’t miss the start as badly as in previous trials but was then slow to get galloping, Racing NSW stewards ruled Chautauqua couldn’t trial again until September 22 although a reprieve by RV allowed him to jump-out today.