Redoute's Choice & sons in sizzling form

It has been a splendid season for Redoute’s Choice in his own right, with 17 Group & Listed winners worldwide taking his lifetime tally to 89 stakeswinners, 21 of them at Group 1 level.

In the prime of his own career, Redoute’s Choice is now setting the pace as a sire of sires. Today Snitzel became the sixth of his sons to sire a Group 1 winner when 2YO colt Sizzling displayed toughness to match his class in the $500,000 BRC The T.J. Smith 1600m G1.

The other five Group 1 sires by Redoute’s Choice are Fast ‘n’ Famous (sire of Queensland Oaks winner & today’s Derby runner-up Quintessential), Stratum (Crystal Lily & Streama), Bradbury’s Luck (Luckygray, who also won impressively in Perth today), Duelled (Shootoff) and Not A Single Doubt (domestic Singapore G1 winner Always Certain).

Pictured: Queensland-owned and-trained colt Sizzling draws on all his class to defeat Kabayan in The TJ Smith G1 at Eagle Farm this afternoon. (PHOTO: Sportpix)

Sizzling’s trainer Kelso Wood said after today’s win, “I was really worried about 100 metres out and wasn’t sure if he would get there but somehow he found another gear. He’s a marvellous horse and he’s got a great disposition.”

Sizzling prevailed by a short head from a gallant Kabayan, with Academus just over two lengths away in third place.

Sizzling has now won five of his eight starts, three of them at Group level, and almost $800,000 in prizemoney for a group of owners including David & Diane Devine, Mick Power, Nev Morgan and AFL legend Leigh Matthews. He will now spell with the VRC Ascot Vale S. G1 down the straight at Flemington on Derby Day a possible spring target for him.

John & Trish Muir’s Milburn Creek Thoroughbred Stud bred Sizzling and sold him from the Evergreen Stud draft to agent John Foote at the 2011 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale for $260,000. The colt’s dam Admirelle (by General Nediym) has a weanling filly by Flying Spur .

Sizzling heads Snitzel’s tally of eight stakeswinners, five of them successful this season. Snitzel has had 13 other stakes performers in 2011/12, and now leads Stratum on the Australian 3rd Season Sires’ list with prizemoney of more than $5 million.

Snitzel stands at Arrowfield at a 2012 fee of $33,000 inc. GST.

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