Redoute's Choice's sun rises in Japan

Redoute's Choice's sun rises in Japan

Redoute's Choice's sun rises in Japan

3YO colt Thrustline (ex Race Pilot by Sunday Silence) became the third winner by champion sire Redoute’s Choice in Japan this year when he scored impressively on debut at Hanshin today.

The Shadai home-bred won by 2.5 lengths over 1800 metres to join 3YO filly Clianthus (born in Japan, February 2008) and the colt Ranryoo (born in Australia, September 2007) on Redoute’s Choice’s list of Japanese winners since 1 January.

Thrustline’s pedigree holds considerable interest for both Japanese and Australian breeders. His dam Race Pilot is a stakes-placed, winning half-sister to Shadai’s King Kamehameha, the champion Japanese 3YO colt of 2004 and Japan’s champion sire of 2010, and The Deputy (Santa Anita Derby G1). This trio’s dam is the unplaced Last Tycoon mare Manfath, a daughter of English stakeswinner Pilot Bird.

Thrustline’s fourth dam The Dancer was also a stakeswinner in England and 3rd in Bireme’s 1980 Epsom Oaks G1, and is the third dam of South African Group 1 winner Musir, also by Redoute’s Choice. Musir took another step towards the Dubai World Cup when he ran second to Twice Over in the Meydan Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3 S. G2 on Thursday evening.

The Redoute’s Choice/Sunday Silence cross has produced Australian Group 2-winning filly El Daana, while Last Tycoon mares sent to Redoute’s Choice have produced six stakeswinners from 41 named foals, among them G1 Dariana, G2 Drumbeats & G3 Shaaheq.

Redoute’s Choice has 44 yearlings catalogued for next month’s 2011 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale, including half or full siblings to Makybe Diva, Private Steer, Samantha Miss, Polar Success, Savabeel, Rothesay, Beneteau, Amelia’s Dream and Sky Cuddle. The reigning champion sire of Australia is also represented by a colt from the Aga Khan’s stakes-winning mare Vadsalina, a half-sister to G1 Vadawina & G3 Vadapolina, from the family of G1 Valixir.

Click here for Arrowfield’s Easter Sale draft , including 15 yearlings by Redoute’s Choice.