Byrne to ride smart Cambridge stayer

Chocante, who is on track to make his presence felt in Queensland.

Chocante, who is on track to make his presence felt in Queensland.

Cambridge stayer Chocante will be ridden by leading Queensland jockey Jim Byrne when he makes his Australian debut at Doomben this weekend.

The Gr.3 Counties Cup winner will start in the Gr.3 Chairman’s Handicap over 2000 metres.

Trained by Stephen Marsh, Chocante was given a break after his Pukekohe success and was third when resuming at Te Rapa before finishing a close seventh in the Gr.2 Manco Easter Stakes at Ellerslie.

  • NZ Racing Desk