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 New Zealand Gallops News 
Thursday, April 19 2018

Te Awamutu trainer Clayton Chipperfield notched up a welcome overdue win at Matamata on Wednesday with Obsessive and the promise of much more to come.

Obsessive - Race Images

The former successful jumps jockey’s main role is breaking-in and pre-training and he knows how to put the winning polish on them, as he showed with Obsessive, a Dick Karreman-owned three-year-old who credited Chipperfield with his first training success since he produced Cut To The Chase to win at New Plymouth 14 months ago.

Obsessive, a son of the Gr.2 Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes (1400m) winner and dual Group One placegetter Obsession, was having his fourth start when he cleared out over the final stages of the Matamata Glass & Joinery Maiden 1600 to win by five and three-quarter lengths.

He had preceded the win with a close second to Princess Origami at New Plymouth, boosting Chipperfield’s confidence.

“We put blinkers on for the first time last start and that made a difference,” Chipperfield said. “He’s still doing a bit wrong, but he’s slowly putting it all together. He’s going to make a nice spring horse.”

While training is only a secondary role, Chipperfield has prepared four winners on his own account after a successful partnership with Robert Priscott which netted 41 wins, including three black-type victories.

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