Redoute’s Choice jumped the blocks with two beautifully bred winners on the first weekend of the season.
His colt Niconoise, a half-brother to G1 winners Nicconi and Niconero, scored by three lengths on debut at Morphettville on Saturday. Present plans call for him to run in the G1 Golden Rose next month.
Hurriyet (3f Redoute’s Choice – Milliyet by Zabeel) doubled up in the Railway Club Hotel Plate (1209m) at Seymour on Sunday. She is a sister to Samantha Miss, a G1 winner of the AJC Champagne Stakes, Flight Stakes and VRC Oaks.
Hurriyet was a $660,000 buy for MVRC chairman Bob Scarborough from Willow Park Stud at the 2010 Inglis Easter yearling sale. She is trained by Peter Moody and stable jockey Luke Nolen predicted a bright future for the filly, albeit at the next autumn carnival.
Her dam Milliyet is a sister to the NZ bred Group winners Cronus and Pravda. The mare has been a regular visitor to Arrowfield and has foaled colts by Redoute’s Choice for the last two years.
Redoute’s Choice is making up for lost time with his current crop of three year-olds. Only 8 of them won as juveniles in Australia in 2010-11 and, for the first time in his stud career, none graduated to a black-type victory.