ARTICLE ON PERTH RACING.

Dec 12, 2013

Perth galloper Chinetti packs plenty of horse-power which isn't surprising - he's named after legendary Alfa Romeo driver Luigi Chinetti.

Chinetti (3g Bletchley Park - Clarecastle by Tribu) is two-for-two after winning a stirring duel with Benito (Due Sasso) in the Shirley You're The Best Hop (1000m) at Ascot on Saturday.

"His dam Clarecastle was a nice horse so I guess it's in the genes", trainer Paul Jordan said. "She was as mad as a cut snake but this one is a kind horse. Most of the Bletchley Parks are."

Jordan prepared Bletchley Park's first Group 1 winner when Hot Joules captured the 1997 Western Australia Derby.

Chinetti created a huge impression on debut at Northam last month. He led and was challenged hard in the early stages before breaking away to clock 62.99 seconds for the 1100m.

"It was an outstanding performance against older horses" Jordan explained. "I searched the records and the only horse to run a quicker time at Northam has been Barakey. It was quite remarkable for a first time starter."

Jordan also trained Clarecastle to four wins in Perth and was narrowly beaten in the 2006 Perth Magic Millions two year old classic, G3 Champion Fillies Stakes and G3 Sir Ernest Lee-Steere Classic.

Mogumber Park has a yearling half sister to Chinetti by Oratorio (Aus).