THE CHOSEN ONE IN ZACINTO STAKES

The ageing Dennis brothers only have a few in work these days.

But who needs to train them when you part-own one as exciting as  The Chosen One, who races in the Zacinto Stakes at Riccarton today.

It will be the last step on the way to the 2000 Guineas for the Murray Baker (pictured) and Andrew Forsman-trained, Matthew Cameron ridden colt.

The likely Zacinto favourite  burst on to scene when scoring an emphatic win on debut a month ago.

Baker knew there and then he had a genuine 2000 Guineas contender.

The Southlanders bred The Chosen One from their mare, the ill-fated The Glitzy One. They have a sibling sired by Iffraj waiting in the wings.He will be for sale  at Karaka in January

They also tried to sell The Chosen One as a yearling but bids didn’t come close to the $150,000 asking price.

“I don’t think there was one for $130,000,” Tony Dennis said.

“So we kept 40 percent and the rest was syndicated.”

Dennis said The Glitzy One was a good earner but for some reason or another she never won black type.”She had a lot of bad luck in her races,” he said.

The brothers also own the classy The Precious One (out of The Jewel), who will contest the Valachi in Cup Week.

After that he might have to travel even further afield in search of enticing stakemoney that befits his breeding

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