Poitier put the finishing touches on another winning week for Redoute’s Choice three year-olds at Mornington on Friday.
Poitier (3c Redoute’s Choice – Anigma by Machiavellian) romped home by four lengths in the Land Engineering Maiden Plate (1021m) on the peninsula. At his only other run nearly twelve month ago, Poitier was unplaced in the G3 Blue Diamond Prelude behind champion colt Sepoy.
Part-owned and trained by David Hayes for long-time clients Peter Devitt and Les Gordon, he went out a $1.70 favourite and won’t be long winning in town.
Arrowfield champion Redoute’s Choice has sired 34 individual three year-old winners in Australia this season and holds a significant lead over Stratum (28) and Exceed and Excel (25).
Poitier was a $300,000 buy out of the Arrowfield Stud draft at the 2010 Gold Coast Magic Millions. His dam Anigma is a winning half-sister to Saint-Cloud stakes winner Angelina Carolina (Kris).
Redoute’s Choice started the week with beautifully bred three year-old winners Habaayib (Wangaratta) on Tuesday and Chateau Margaux (Geelong) on Wednesday.
Habaayib is also stationed at Lindsay Park in Euroa and looked a very promising filly at Wang. She is raced by Sheikh Hamdan’s Shadwell Estates and was a $700,000 buy at the 2010 Inglis Easter yearling sale.
Habaayib is closely related to Redoute’s Choice champion Samantha Miss. Her dam Pravda (Zabeel) was a G2 winner in NZ and Australia and she is a sister to the dam of the 2008 VRC Oaks winner.
Chateau Margaux was equally impressive at Geelong winning by more than two lengths first-up for Peter Moody and owner-breeder Gerry Harvey. Her dam Kylikwong (Red Ransom) was beaten a nose by Hollow Bullet in the 2004 VRC Oaks and she is a sister to Australian Horse of the Year Typhoon Tracy.
Redoute’s Choice can add the next winner from his three year-old division when Arrowfield homebred New Wave starts in Race 2 at Scone on Monday.