01/14/2016 3:42PM

Chocolate Ride wears target in Bradley


NEW ORLEANS – One year and five starts ago, Chocolate Ride had about zero name recognition as a horse still eligible for a first-level allowance race and who had been claimed for $40,000 in the fall. Chocolate Ride won a first-level allowance race in January, flashing home with a great turn of foot, and rewarded his backers with a $28 win payoff in capturing his stakes debut last February in the Fair Grounds Handicap.