Bay colt by champion sire
Bay colt by Champion Sire Redoute’s Choice, the second foal of the Group 3-winning Royal Academy mare Molto Bene, herself a half-sister to Group 1 winner Mourinho.
With 11 wins to his credit and over $1.3 million in earnings, Mourinho was a very talented and gutsy runner over many seasons with seven of his victories coming at black type level, while Molto Bene, the dam of our colt was also a very consistent performer with four victories, twice at black type level.
Our colt is by Champion Redoute’s Choice, a stallion who really needs no introduction as the sire of over $140 million in progeny earnings highlighted by 152 stakes winners, of which 32 are Group 1 winners including Group 1 producing sires Snitzel and Stratum.
Royal Academy’s daughters have provided 18 Group 1 winners including none other than Champion Sire Fastnet Rock, who like this colt is by a son of Champion Danehill.
Other Group 1 winners out of mares by the Champion Broodmare Sire include South Africa’s star mare Bela-Bela, dual Group 1-winning New Zealander Nashville, the Australian Guineas winner Heart Of Dreams and last season’s Doncaster Handicap winner It’s Somewhat.
The exact Redoute’s Choice x Royal Academy pedigree cross that this colt is bred on has produced 11 winners from just 15 runners, seven of which are stakes performers including Pontiana, the dam of last season’s Group 1 Randwick Guineas winner Inference.