With 20 worldwide stakes winners on the board this season, Redoute’s Choice can start planning for his black type campaign in 2013-14.
Wednesday’s pair of impressive two year-old debut winners in Melbourne and Sydney look more than capable of opening his attack in the spring.
Brand New Choice (2f Redoute’s Choice – Hanky Panky by Anabaa) pushed through a gap in the straight to score over 1000m at Moonee Valley. The Teeley Assets homebred found herself in tight quarters between Magnaro and Mystical Miss but showed plenty of grit to win by a length.
She is a three-quarter sister to Not A Single Doubt who sired the Teeley Assets owned G1 Blue Diamond winner Miracles of Life. The two fillies were reared at Bellerive Stud and left the Hunter Valley in February 2012 – Brand New Choice was placed with David Hayes and Miracles of Life went to Dan Clarken.
Stable representative Lizzie Jelfs said Hayes had a nice opinion of Brand New Choice. “She’s taken time to mature. We will probably pop her back out to the paddock now and look towards the spring.”
Redoute’s Choice produced another potential stakes performer at Canterbury on Wednesday when Chateau Lafaite won first time out.
Chateau Lafaite (2f Redoute’s Choice – Mulan Princess by Kaapstad) is a Gerry Harvey homebred and, despite a wide trip, responded with alacrity to win comfortably. “Class takes you a long way and Gerry looks like he’s got another good one,” trainer Chris Waller said. “She will go out now and get ready for the spring.”
Harvey has enjoyed fine success this season with Redoute’s Choice as owner-breeder of G1 AJC Oaks winner Royal Descent, G3 winner Sheer Talent and Group-placed Chateau Margaux and Rose Pattern. He is also the breeder of stakes winner Cantonese.
Chateau Lafaite is a sister to Royal Descent. They are from Mulan Princess, a multiple stakes-winning half-sister to gifted sprinter Falkirk.
Harvey added to his collection of mares from the family when Westbury Stud, the New Zealand arm of his breeding business, purchased Luscillas Choice (Redoute’s Choice) for $50,000 at last week’s Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale.
Arrowfield Stud champion Redoute’s Choice will stand the 2013 Australian season at a fee of $137,500 (inc gst).