Choisir started the NSW 2yo season on a winning note when his speedy filly Lohan won the Romantic Dream Plate (1000m) at Tamworth on Friday.
The Coolmore shuttler sired 11 stakes winners in his first three Australian crops. They jump and run as early-season juveniles and then train on as older horses. Hurried Choice opened his account in the sire ranks with a Listed victory in the 2006 AJC Gimcrack Stakes and later added G2 victories in the 2008 STC Theo Marks Stakes and AJC Challenge Stakes.
Lohan (2f Choisir – Inclination by Pauillac) started an odds-on favourite at Tamworth for Tim Martin who cut his teeth as a trainer in the area before moving to Rosehill.
Lohan hails from a family that also has its origins in the New England. Martin prepared her dam Inclination to win 6 races up to 1200m at Tamworth (2), Moree (2), Quirindi and Glen Innes.
Inclination is by former Stratheden Stud sire Pauillac and her dam is by Switch In Time who also stood at the Marheine family’s farm which is situated on the banks of the Peel River just a few kilometres north-west of Tamworth.
Judy Marheine has relocated Stratheden’s stallions in recent years. Vitrinite (Lord Ballina) stands at Parsons Creek Farm in NSW, Manner Hill (Danehill) is based at Cherokee Rose Stud in Victoria and Freeze (Marscay) transferred to Springfields Stud in Queensland.
Choisir sired Sir Parky to win the Somerville Tattersall Stakes (G3) at Newmarket on Thursday. The Richard Hannon trained colt led all the way to score by a half length. Sir Parky is out of Jorghinia (Seattle Slew) and hails from the family of G1 winner Jade Hunter.