The Victorian connection of the Redoute’s Choice sireline stitched up another stakes winner at Flemington on Wednesday.
Underestimation (2c Al Samer – Nawadder by Marscay) dashed to the front a long way from home and let his class do the talking in the final furlong of the LR Anzac Day Stakes. He had won the LR St Albans Stakes at Moonee Valley in March.
His sire Al Samer was a G3 winner of the 2005 Black Opal Stakes and stands at the Victorian base of Emirates Park. He was foaled in the same year as Eliza Park sire God’s Own who won the 2005 G1 Caulfield Guineas.
God’s Own became the tenth sire son of Redoute’s Choice to be credited with a stakes winner when Utah Saints claimed the LR Pink Ribbon Cup at Caulfield last Saturday.
Trainer Dean Lawson predicted a bright future for Underestimation after the breakthrough at headquarters. “He’s always shown a bit of ability and has always shown he will be a three-year-old,” Lawson said. “He’s still six months off and is going to be a cracker in the autumn.
“Once he grows up a bit between the ears we’re going to have some fun with him. He relaxes so well through a race and then puts them off the bit.”
Underestimation is another great value graduate of the 2011 Gold Coast Magic Millions following his purchase by part owner Scott Cameron for $52,500.
He is the second stakes winner for Redoute’s Choice’s sire Al Samer following stablemate Mr Chard. He was a G3 winner of the VRC Carbine Club Stakes after changing hands for $18,000 at the 2009 Gold Coast Magic Millions.
Redoute’s Choice stands at Arrowfield for a $137,500 service fee.