Meadow Farm resident Delightful Choice sired his first winner when Ballarat-based youngster Automatic Choice caused a $45 upset on Saturday.
Automatic Choice (2g Delightful Choice – Missun by Masterclass) was never in the call on debut for owner-trainer Colin Rees at Bendigo in February. But he was never in any danger during a comfortable victory in the Emmetts Maiden Plate (1200m) at Warracknabeal on Saturday.
Meadow Farm studmaster Ray Jones bred Automatic Choice – he is the final foal of Missun who won a Cessnock maiden in 28 starts. His NZ bred second-dam Candle Star (Moulton) foaled 7 winners from 8 to the races.
Delightful Choice was bred at Arrowfield Stud and is an unraced half-brother to LR Gold Coast Bracelet winner Express Power (Snitzel). Their South African bred dam Ladies Delight, a daughter of Local Talent (Northern Dancer), was a stakes winner at Turffontein and she is a half-sister to the dam of G1 Caulfield Cup winner Diatribe.
Delightful Choice (Redoute’s Choice) stood at Meadow Farm, which is situated at Bayles south-east of Pakenham, for a $2,750 (inc gst) service fee last year.