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Redoute’s Choice (AUS) - Dizzy De Lago (AUS)
The stallion roster at Coolmore Australia will be boosted in 2012 by the addition South African champion and leading international performer Musir.
A stud fee will be announced at a later date for the six-time group stakes winner, who is the highest rated son of Redoute’s Choice to date, according to Timeform, which described him as “a well-made horse and a high-class performer with a good turn of foot.”
As a two-year-old, the Mike de Kock-trained colt stamped himself a top-level performer when romping to a 3½-length score in the 2009 Golden Horseshoe (Grade 1), South Africa’s premier contest for juveniles, at 1400 meters (6.96 furlongs). That dominant win saw him crowned champion two-year-old of South Africa and earned him a trip to the prestigious Dubai International Racing Carnival.
It was in Dubai as a three-year-old that Musir announced himself an international star, running up a hat trick of impressive wins that included the 2010 UAE Derby (Grade 2) and the UAE 2000 Guineas (Grade 3). He went on to claim wins in the 2011 International Topkapi Trophy (Grade 2) and 2012 Al Rashidiya (Grade 2).
Overall, Musir has eight wins from 16 career starts and earnings of $2,457,481. He has finished off the board only twice.
Musir was produced by stakes-placed winner Dizzy De Lago, by Encosta de Lago, and is from the family of Japanese champion, classic winner, and leading sire King Kamehameha as well as Grade 1 winner and sire The Deputy (Ire).
Extract from Thoroughbred Times