Deceased Australian legend Redoute’s Choice made his presence felt in South Africa last Saturday and do it again tomorrow!
The three times Australian Champion Sire’s 182 stakes winners include 2017 Gr1 Computaform Sprint winner Rafeef, whose daughter Juliet Tango captured Saturday’s Listed War Of Athena Handicap at Turffontein with another Rafeef daughter, recent Gr3 Joburg Tourism Carry On Alice Stakes heroine Mrs Browning, also victorious at Turffontein on Saturday 30 December.
A full-sister to Gr1 World Sports Betting SA Derby winner Aragosta, Mrs Browning has now won three of her last four starts.
Redoute’s Choice’s regally bred daughter Zappy Choice (whose dam is a half-sister to unbeaten Arc winning champion Zarkava) is the dam of progressive three-year-old The Grey King (Vercingetorix), who made it back-to-back wins when he won at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth last Saturday.
The late, great son of Danehill could continue to enjoy posthumous success at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth this weekend, with Redoute’s Choice a feature in a number of runners’ pedigrees on L’Ormarins King’s Plate day.
King’s Plate runner Al Muthana, winner of the 2023 Gr1 L’Ormarins King’s Plate, is out of the high-class Redoute’s Choice daughter El Daana, herself winner of both the Gr2 VRC Edward Manifold Stakes and Listed SAJC Queen Adelaide Stakes.
A son of Deep Field, Al Muthana has won eight times with his victories also including the 2022 Gr1 Hollywoodbets Gold Challenge.
Redoute’s Choice could also make his mark in the Gr2 Anthonij Rupert Wine Premier Trophy (he is the damsire of Premier Trophy hopeful Master Redoute) and Gr1 Paddock Stakes – his high-class daughter Shaama is the dam of Paddock Stakes runner up Saartjie.
His son Rafeef is also set to be well represented at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth.
Rafeef’s high-class sons Outlaw King and Thunderstruck contest the Franschoek Motor Museum Winchester Sprint Cup (fellow Sprint Cup runner Ready To Charge is another with Redoute’s Choice in his pedigree), his daughter Shantastic is a runner in the Gr2 Cartier Sceptre Stakes, and Rafeef’s son Aragosta (winner of the recent Listed Spinawina Slots Cape Summer Stayers Handicap) lines up in Saturday’s Gr3 Glorious Goodwood Chairman’s Cup.
Redoute’s Choice’s Gr1 winning grandson Heavenly Blue is another represented on Saturday, with Heavenly Blue filly Three Rocks a runner in Saturday’s Gr2 Cartier Sceptre Stakes.
At the time of writing, Redoute’s Choice broodmares had been responsible for 13 runners in South Africa this season, with their seven individual winners including the stakes winning pair of Master Redoute (Gr3 Ridgemont Peninsula Handicap) and Saarjtie (Gr3 SplashOut Victress Stakes). The latter has been scratched from the Cartier Gr1 Paddock Stakes.