Dontbesillychilli, bred by Bunbury trainer Sarah Wall and her husband Chris, is following in the footsteps of her dam Justlikechocolate and great granddam Kiwaussie Girl.
She notched her second win from eight starts when Nathan Turvey drove her to a convincing all-the-way victory in the Gloucester Park Entertainment With Horsepower Pace for two-year-old fillies at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
Dontbesillychilli, the second fancy at $2.60, was not extended in beating Beyond The Sea ($16) and the Wall’s other runner Make Your Mark, with the $2.50 favourite Linebacker finishing a disappointing fifth.
Justlikechocolate and Kiwaussie Girl shone as young pacers, with Justlikechocolate finishing second to Ruby Dazzler in the 2008 WA Oaks and scoring an easy win in the Daintys Daughter Classic. She was retired after earning $188,937 from 13 wins and 19 placings from 48 starts.
Kiwaussie Girl raced only 11 times for four wins, three placings and $52,318. As a two-year-old in 1995 she won the Westral Classic and Gold Bracelet and finished second to Harry Gunn in the Golden Slipper.
“I was confident Dontbesillychilli could beat the colt (Linebacker) and the gelding (Dustyroads), provided we led,” said Turvey. “She has come a fair way quickly. She has had a lot of foot problems and Sarah has done a good job to get her to where she is at. Swimming has been a help.”
Turvey also has good memories of driving Dontbesillychilli’s half-brother Alta Rhett to six of his ten wins.
Written by: Ken Casellas | Photo Credit: Hamilton Content Creators