Redoute's Choice Closer To His Century
The odds of Redoute's Choice reaching his century of stakeswinners this season shortened again this week after results in Germany and New Zealand took his lifetime tally to 93.
In NZ Sir Patrick and Lady Hogan's home-bred 3YO filly Abidewithme made it two-from-two with a determined victory at Ashburton in the Listed John Grigg Stakes.
She is the second Redoute's Choice filly to win this race in the past three years, joining King's Rosewho won it two years ago before winning the G1 NZ 1000 Guineas and the 2011 New Zealand Filly of the Year title.
The manner of Abidewithme's win confirmed her trainer Jason Bridgman's pre-race opinion that the Guineas distance of 1600m will not trouble her.
Like four of Redoute's Choice's other six New Zealand stakeswinners, Abidewithme is from a daughter of New Zealand's super sire Zabeel.
Her dam is the G2 winner Crimson, the last of four black type winners from the grand producer Bourbon Lassie.
Crimson has also been a fine broodmare, already responsible for G1-placed stakeswinner Miss Scarlatti and stakes placed A Fairy's Kiss among her six winners.
Abidewithme's success came days after Redoute's Choice's daughter Shaqira scored in Munich's Listed Nereide Rennen over 2000 metres - her sixth win from 13 starts.
Shaqira is her champion sire's fifth stakeswinner from only 33 northern hemisphere runners following Musir (UAE & Turkey), Elzaam, Tazahum (England) and Clianthus (Japan).
Bred by Sheikh Hamdan al Maktoum from the stakes-winning Darshaan mare Hammiya, Shaqira is trained by Wolfgang Figge for the Munich Syndicate.
The tally of Redoute's Choice's worldwide stakeswinners in the 2012/13 season now stands at five in three countries, They are Albrecht and Dystopia in Australia; Packing OK in Hong Kong and Pure Elegance and Abidewithme in NZ.
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