Teofilo’s son Happy Clapper stormed home to claim the G3 Newmarket Handicap over seven furlongs at Newcastle on 17 March. This is the second victory in Group company for the talented gelding, who is on track to run the G1 Doncaster Mile at Randwick.
Trained by Patrick Webster, Happy Clapper jumped well and settled third as Chetwood (Exceed And Excel) set a solid pace. Travelling wide at the top of the straight, he powered home to record a dominant three-and-a-half length victory.
Owned and bred by Michael Thomas, Happy Clapper is out of the winning Encosta De Lago mare Busking, a daughter of Stakes producer Winifred’s Prayer - herself dam of dual Stakes winner Thankgodyou’rehere.
Happy Clapper is the second Group winner for Teofilo in under a week, with Australian Cup Hero Humidor recording his first G1 victory last Saturday. He is one of 32 Group winners to date for Teofilo, who is also sire of Kermadec, Palentino, Special Fighter and Quest For More.