Jimmy Choux (NZ) sired his second Roselee Stud-conceived winner with Weeraechoux in the MACA Maiden (1200m) at Ascot on Wednesday.
The first was Choixway who broke through on debut at Northam earlier this season. He followed up with placings at Belmont in August and September for trainer Jim Taylor.
Weeraechoux swamped his rivals first-up after a promising winter campaign for a syndicate managed by Albert Facey. “Physically he has grown into a lovely horse,” trainer Brian Kersley told RWWA reporter Julio Santarelli. “Mentally, he still doesn’t know what he’s doing. He won that on natural ability alone.
“Lucy (Fiore) gave him a great trip and the horse did the rest.”
Weeraechoux scored by over a length from Identifier (Universal Ruler) and Bill Selects (Snippetson) and Kersley believes he’s earned a crack at the G2 WA Guineas (1600m) in November. “The Fairetha Stakes is the obvious lead-up but it was all relevant to what happened today,” he added. “We will see how he pulls up and have a good look at the program.”
His dam Rae’s Rae was unraced and second-dam Royal Theatre (Royal Academy) is a Sydney-winning half-sister to Voodoo Beat (G3 Port Adelaide Cup) and the dam of Savanna Amour (G2 Angus Armanasco Stakes). Rodwell has also bred a 2yo colt and a yearling filly by Jimmy Choux from Rae’s Rae in Serpentine.
Jimmy Choux (Thorn Park) initially stood at Rich Hill Farm in New Zealand and the best of his Kiwi progeny have been Group 1 stars The Bostonian (ATC Canterbury Stakes, BRC Doomben 10,000 & BRC Kingsford-Smith Cup) and Two Illicit (Waikato Captain Cook Stakes).
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.