Coolmore Stud’s star sprinter Choisir enjoyed South African success on Friday, when his daughter Roy’s Novice won at Greyville’s night race meeting.
Trained by Alyson Wright, the Rangal Park Stud bred four-year-old made it three in a row when scoring a half-length win over 1600m on Greyville’s polytrack course.
Always handy in Friday night’s race under jockey Tristan Godden, Roy’s Novice made her run down the outside and kept going gamely to score the third win of her career by half a length at the expense of Arizona Sunset and Such A Rush who ran second and third respectively.
Godden had been expected to ride in Mauritius but a problem with his visa saw the rider stay home.
Owned by Roy Moodley, Roy’s Novice was originally purchased for $30,000 at the 2016 Magic Millions National Yearling Sale when knocked down to Adriaan Van Vuuren.
The Australian bred was later sold for R150,000 at the 2016 November Mixed Sale.
She is out of the two time winning Ne Coupez Pas mare Magical Slice, who is a half-sister to G2 Crystal Mile Handicap winner Flash Trick.
Magical Slice is directly descended in female line from one of the greatest mares in Southern Hemisphere history –Eulogy.
Roy’s Novice’s star sprinting sire Choisir has 94 stakes winners to his credit, including current sire and July Cup winner Starspangledbanner.
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