Redoute’s Choice winner Best Choice has been retired to stand at Bombora Downs in Victoria.
Best Choice (4h Redoute’s Choice – Jade Tiara by Bureaucracy) won on debut at Canterbury in September 2010 prompting trainer Clarry Conners to tag him a top-class horse in the making. “I’ve got a really, really big opinion of him,” Connors explained. “I haven’t been as excited about a young horse since Mouawad.”
Unfortunately, a tendon injury cut his career to just three starts and the colt was never given a chance to recoup the $275,000 he cost Apollo Ng at the 2009 Inglis Easter yearling sale.
The Bombora Downs newcomer is a son of champion sire Redoute’s Choice and is a half-brother to world champion sprinter Silent Witness. Now based at Living Legends in Melbourne, he was also awarded Hong Kong Horse Of The Year honours twice.
Best Choice will stand for a $3,3000 (inc gst) fee at Bombora Downs in association with Lynden Park owner Julie Nairn. Lynden Park also stands Desert King and Golden Snake at the Bittern stud on the Mornington peninsula.