Redoute’s Choice mare King Rose will be worth a King’s Ransom if she maintains her winning form during Melbourne’s spring carnival.
King Rose (NZ) scored a first-up victory in the G2 Memsie Stakes at Caulfield last month and she will be gunning for a another G2 in the W H Stocks Stakes at Moonee Valley on Saturday.
King’s Rose (4m Redoute’s Choice – Nureyev’s Girl by Nureyev) is a homebred for Hong Kong based Dr Gene Tsoi and a Valley victory will see her come right into the reckoning for the G1 Cox Plate (2040m) on October 22.
Trainer Peter Moody has been happy with the mare’s progress. “She has come through the Memsie well, trained on and we haven’t had to do a lot with her,” he said. “I think her best distance might be 1600m to 2000m but I’m open minded about it.”
Saturday’s race sees her step back from open company to mares grade, however, the event has attracted a very strong line up.
Gene Tsoi’s best horse until now has been the former Lindsay Park trained mare Elegant Fashion (Encosta De Lago). She was a Group winner in Australia and Hong Kong and her FuPeg filly Classy Fashion is ready for a step up to stakes company in NZ.
Classy Fashion won on debut at Timaru last week and she will be entered for the Listed Canterbury Belle Stakes at Riccarton on Saturday week, September 17. Her long-term goal is the G1 1000 Thousand Guineas back at Riccarton in November.