What Choux Want (NZ) delivered Jimmy Choux’s first win as a sire at Hastings on Saturday.
Prepared on course by Andrew Carston, What Choux Want was prominent in running before peeling off the leaders’ heels to win the Nobby Bussell 2YO Memorial (800m) at Riccarton.
Jimmy Choux stands at Rich Hill Stud and managing director John Thompson said it was a fantastic result for the sire and trainer. “She was a nice, athletic filly with a good temperament, like all the Jimmy Choux youngsters and she looked like a two-year-old type.”
Saturday’s breakthrough came four years to the day since Jimmy Choux won the G1 Spring Classic at Hastings. He went on to finish a gallant second to Pinker Pinker in the G1 Cox Plate before retiring to Rich Hill in 2012.
Jimmy Choux (Thorn Park) got the winner from stakes mare Bankside Belle (Volksraad) who is owned by Nearco Stud’s Greg Tomlinson. He’s also a share-holder in Jimmy Choux.
Carston sourced her for $14,000 at the 2014 NZB Karaka yearling sale. “It’s good for Andrew,” Thompson added. “He’s a very professional young trainer.”
What Choux Want will target the LR Wecome Stakes (1000m) at Riccarton on November 14.