Soon after his grandson Showtime won the P B Lawrence Stakes G2 at Caulfield, Redoute's Choice himself took the stage, when his son Super Maxi became his 160th stakeswinner. The 5YO gelding capped a good winter campaign in with a convincing, all-the-way victory in the $100,000 WATC Belmont Newmarket 1200m LR, defeating Yeah Dardy and Rebel King.
It was his first success beyond 1100 metres which puts a Perth summer sprint campaign on the cards. Team Hawkes have prepared both horses, with Showtime among their current stars, and Super Maxi the winner of four races as a 3YO in Sydney for Arrowfield and Wayne McGuire.
Super Maxi was then sold to Perth trainer Chris Gangemi who has enjoyed considerable success with Arrowfield stable graduates, notably the multiple Group winner and Group 1 performer Rock Magic (also by Redoute's Choice).
Super Maxi was bred by Dr Dennis Bowden, David Goldfinch & Wayne McGuire from their fine racemare Ocean Challenger (by Rubiton), whose eight wins included the 2011 MVRC Tesio S. G3.
The mare has an unraced full brother to Super Maxi, bought for $100,000 by Gangemi and Cameron Cooke Bloodstock from the Lyndhurst Farm draft at the 2017 New Zealand Premier Sale.
The 2YO Olympic Glory-Ocean Challenger filly was also a $100,000 purchase, this time by Paul Perry from the 2018 Inglis Easter Sale.
A few hours after Super Maxi's stakes win, Ocean Challenger delivered his three-quarter sister by Scissor Kick and she will be served this Spring by Pariah, the latest addition to Arrowfield's dynamic dynasty.
Redoute's Choice had 14 stakeswinners in Australia, France, England and New Zealand last season, has just clicked over 1000 winners and his 160 stakeswinners maintain his world-class 12% SW/Runners strike rate.
Although the mighty Champion Sire's influence is now exercised principally through his dynasty of sensational sire sons and priceless broodmare daughters, his own extraordinary record is far from complete.
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