Choixway registered the first WA-bred win for Roselee Stud resident Jimmy Choux (NZ) at Northam on Thursday.
The 3yo grey galloper was on debut for trainer Jim Taylor and camped outside Hot Nova (Safeguard) in the Mando Maiden (1000m). He got the better of the favourite at the top of the straight and then raised another effort for jockey Jason Brown when challenged by Fire The Guard (Safeguard).
Choixway is raced by Kristy Wardle and she bred him in partnership with her father Alan McAlister who imported Jimmy Choux (Thorn Park) from NZ-based Rich Hill Stud in 2019.
McAlister’s white and green colours have been carried by numerous feature race winners including Magnifisio (G1 Winterbottom Stakes), Whispering Brook (G2 Karrakatta Plate), He Or She (G2 VRC Blamey Stakes) and Dawn Approach (LR Miss Andretti Stakes).
Choixway is the final foal of unraced mare Threeway Girl (Redoute’s Choice). Her older half-brother Count Chivas (Lord Ballina) was a Group 1 winner of the 1995 South Australian Derby and 1996 Sydney Cup.
Choixway pictured at Northam with Jason Brown, Lochie Taylor and Alan McAlister / Photo: Western Racepix
Jimmy Choux has sired 135 Kiwi-bred winners headed by Group 1 stars The Bostonian (ATC Canterbury Stakes, BRC Doomben 10,000 & BRC Kingsford-Smith Cup) and Two Illicit (Waikato Captain Cook Stakes).
The best of them in WA has been Moi Choux who has won twice at Ascot for trainer Summer Dickson and managing part-owner Brian Officer.
Choixway is just the third starter from the first crop by Jimmy Choux conceived at Roselee Stud. The other two – Why Me and Weeraechoux – were both placed in Belmont nurseries in June.
Roselee stands Jimmy Choux for a $6,600 service fee alongside King’s Troop (Redoute’s Choice) at $4,400. Both fees (inc GST). For bookings or further information, call Tracy Rodwell on 08 9525 7715 or 0400 011 691.