Redoute’s Choice demonstrated why his progeny are always in demand with a stakes winning treble on Saturday.
Royal Descent (3f Redoute’s Choice – Mulan Princess by Kaapstad) was a highlight in the G3 Adrian Knox Stakes (2000m) on Black Caviar day at Royal Randwick. The Gerry Harvey homebred could return for the G1 Australian Oaks next Saturday.
Redoute’s Choice backed-up with more black-type at Morphettville courtesy of Global Balance (G3 Auraria Stakes) and High Esteem (LR Port Adelaide Guineas).
Arrowfield’s champion stallion enjoyed a ground-breaking week at the Inglis Easter Sale where he was the leading sire for the ninth year in a row. His figures were given a boost with the $5 million half-brother to Black Caviar and All Too Hard.
Royal Descent became the third consecutive Arrowfield-sired winner of the Adrian Knox Stakes following Crafty Irna (Starcraft) and Full of Spirit (Flying Spur). This year’s edition was a benefit for Redoute’s Choice – his sons also sired the minor placegetters Express Power (Snitzel) and Unimpeachable (Bradbury’s Luck).
The Chris Waller trained winner has progressed quickly since a debut victory at Canterbury in December. A striking dark brown filly, Royal Descent is the first stakes winner left by G2 winner Mulan Princess (STC Hill Stakes) who is a half-sister to successful sire Falkirk.
It’s a high quality family developed over many years in New Zealand by the partnership of Windsor Park Stud and private breeder Alan Burnet.
In Adelaide, Global Balance added the G3 Auraria Stakes to her LR victory in the Tasmanian Oaks LR. The David Hayes trained filly is a homebred for Jonathan Munz’s Pinecliff Racing.
High Esteem led in an Arrowfield quinella with an all-the-way win over Road Trippin’ (Charge Forward) in the LR Port Adelaide Guineas (1800m). He is trained by Peter Moody for a partnership that includes Cressfield Stud and Black Caviar’s part-owner Neil Werrett.
Redoute’s Choice has now sired 105 stakes winners and 19 of them have been successful this season.