Choisir/Soffraaj 19


Choisir/Soffraaj 19

Sire: Choisir

Dam: Soffraaj

Colour: Chestnut

Gender: Colt

Age: 2 yo

Foaled: Sep 25, 2019

Country: AUS

Horse Description:

An Anthony Cummings home bred, this lovely chestnut colt by Choisir is very exciting.

He is a half brother to our very own Caesars Palace who is back in work following a spell. Caesars Palce was the emphatic winner of his trial last year and a very impressive 3rd over 1000m at Hawkesbury last prep on a soft 5. Now a two time winner with more to come, he has gone for another spell to help him strengthen again.

This colt has the look that suggests he will come to hand sooner than his successful brother and given the work he has shown so far, we agree


Price: $250,000







Chestnut colt       Foaled 25th September 2019 

CHOISIR Danehill Dancer (Ire)Danehill (USA)Danzig
Mira AdondeSharpen Up
Great SelectionLunchtime (GB)Silly Season
Pensive MoodBiscay
Iffraaj (GB)Zafonic (USA)Gone West
Soelin (NZ)Stravinsky (USA)Nureyev
SolanoRed Glow (GB)

CHOISIR (AUS) (Chestnut 1999-Stud 2003). 7 wins-3 at 2, VRC Lightning S., Gr.1. Sire of 1814 rnrs, 1178 wnrs, 98 SW, inc. Olympic Glory (Longchamp Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere, Gr.1), Starspangledbanner, The Mission, Obviously, Sacred Choice, Historian, Choice Bro, The Last Lion, Japonisme, Divine Prophet, Kushadasi, Sir Moments, Dreamscape, Hurried Choice, Every Rose, Glory Awaits, Secret Weapon, Celtic Dancer, Stimulation, Hudoo Magic, Music Bay, etc.


1st dam

SOFFRAAJ, by Iffraaj (GB). Unraced. This is her third live foal. Dam of 2 foals to race, inc:-

 Caesars Palace (g by Casino Prince) Placed at 3 in 2020-21 in Aust.


2nd dam

Soelin (NZ), by Stravinsky (USA). 3 wins at 1100m, 1400m, Hawkes Bay Lynn Electrical H., 2d Matamata RC Colchester Engineering H., 3d Masterton RC Lowland S., Gr.3, Hawkes Bay Hastings RSA H., 4th Wellington S., Gr.3. Half-sister to  Amathea (dam of SAVARIA). Dam of 5 foals, 2 to race, both winners, inc:-

 Kings Row. 2 wins at 1500m, 2000m in 2020-21 in Aust.

 Plateau. Winner at 1600m in Aust.


3rd dam

SOLANO, by Red Glow (GB). Winner at 1200m in NZ. Half-sister to SOLVEIG (dam of GREIG, LADY SOLVIL), SOLTANTO (dam of TEMPLE HILLS), QUIBBLE (dam of CROSS SWORDS), REASONING, Solstice (dam of CULMINATE). Dam of 11 foals, 8 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

Soelin (f Stravinsky) 3 wins. See above.

 Fountain Abbey. 6 wins at 1600m, 2000m, Waikato RC New Zealand Bloodstock 4YO H., Life Members H., Fairdale Stud Howbaddoyuwantit H., Northland Cup, 2d Rotorua RC Leisure World Fun Park H., 3d Waikato RC Hamilton Cup, BOP RC First Sovereign Trust H., ARC Golf Today 3YO H., Avondale JC Dunstan Feeds Championship Qualifier, 4th Avondale Gold Cup, Gr.1.

 Amathea. Unplaced. Dam of 2 winners-

SAVARIA (f Savabeel) Top Filly on The 2014-15 NZ 3YO Free H (1600m+). 5 wins from 1400m to 3200m, NZ$423,575, A$10,000, New Zealand Oaks, Gr.1, Hawkes Bay Lowland S., Gr.3, Wellington Cup, Gr.3, Manawatu RC Standard Summer Cup, 2d Hawkes Bay AON Insurance Brokers H., Taranaki RC Platinum Homes Oaks Prelude, 3d Hawke's Bay Gold Cup, L, Hawkes Bay Westbury Club Mile H., WRC Dukedom Cup, Queensland Winter Racing S.

 Our Shinia. Unraced. Dam of 4 winners-

 Twilight Dragon. 8 wins at 1200m, NZ$131,775, ARC Ventell Limited H., Allied Workforce H., Scot Thrust H., More FM H., Auckland Co-Op Taxis H., Counties RC Parish Fundraiser H., 2d Waikato RC NZ Horse Magic H., 3d ARC Brinks H., Taumarunui Cosmo Club & TAB H.

 Solanto. Unraced. Dam of 2 winners-

Spontaneous (g Spartacus) 3 wins from 1600m to 2000m, NZ$76,225, A$97,260, MVRC Autocentro H., 2d Levin Classic, Gr.1, MRC Idolou H., Beaulivre H., 3d ARC Champagne S., L, MRC Taralye Foundation Cup, VRC Roland Walker & David Webb H., ARC Lindauer Brut Cuvee H., MVRC Legends After the Last H., Hawkes Bay Wine Country H., BOP RC John Warren Insurance 3YO H.

 Pink Martini. Unraced. Dam of-

Martiniz Special (g Postponed) 5 wins from 1200m to 2100m, Hawkes Bay Reliable Man H., BOP RC Mills Reef Winery H., Tauranga Hardware & Plumbing H., Counties RC Lone Star Pukekohe H., 2d Taranaki District Turf Club S., 3d ARC Great Northern Foal S., L, Hawkes Bay Trinity Hill Winter H.


4th dam

SOLILOQUY, by Sobig. 13 wins-3 at 2-at 1200m, 1400m, Waikato RC Lion Brown Sprint, Avondale JC Classic S., Masterton RC Lowland S., ARC London H.-twice, Cheltenham H., Zealandia H., Avondale JC Stewards' H., Waikato RC Cambridge H., Hi-Bing H., Paeroa RC St Patricks H., 2d ARC Railway H., CJC Stewards' S.H., Te Aroha JC All Aged S. Half-sister to KUBLA KHAN, COUNT AJAX. Dam of 12 named foals, 11 to race, 9 winners, inc:-

SOLVEIG (f Imposing) NZ Filly of the Year. 14 wins-1 at 2-from 1100m to 2400m, NZ$414,350, New Zealand Oaks, Gr.1, WRC DB 1600 S., Gr.1, Avondale Cup, Gr.1, ARC Royal S., Gr.2, Great Britain-New Zealand S., Gr.2, Clifford P., L, Alison S., L, Auckland Motors Sprint H., Colleen H., 2d ARC Air New Zealand S., Gr.1, New Zealand S., Gr.2, Ladies Mile, Gr.3, 3d Waikato RC Lion Brown Sprint, Gr.1, ARC King's P., L. Dam of 4 winners-

GREIG (c Grosvenor) 6 wins-3 at 2-from 850m to 1600m, NZ$38,200, A$146,950, AJC Stan Fox S., Gr.3, ARC Sound Plus H., Matamata Country Cup-twice, Avondale JC Perth Juvenile S. Sire.

LADY SOLVIL (f Grosvenor) 4 wins from 1600m to 2200m, A$86,140, QTC Metropolitan H., L, 2d SAJC Veuve Clicquot S., L. Dam of 3 winners-

LADY OF THE DESERT (f Desert Prince) 5 wins-2 at 2-from 1200m to 1600m, A$219,250, VRC Gibson Carmichael S., L, Anzac Day S., L. Producer.

 Zahra. 2 wins at 2100m, ARC Coca-Cola H. Dam of 5 winners-

(MR) UBIQUITOUS (g Tale of the Cat) Joint second colt on The 2002-03 NZ 2YO Free H. 7 wins-2 at 2-from 1200m to 1600m, NZ$106,375, A$483,950, ARC King's P., Gr.3, Eclipse S., Gr.3, 2d VRC Helvetica S., Gr.3, 3d BTC Lord Mayor's Cup, Gr.3.

 Orinda. 2 wins at 1400m, 2d WRC Mitsubishi Electric H. Dam of 2 winners-

JON SNOW (c Iffraaj) 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 2400m, NZ$201,250, A$1,823,500, ATC Australian Derby, Gr.1, Tulloch S., Gr.2, MVRC JRA Cup, Gr.3, 2d Hawke's Bay Guineas, Gr.2, 3d New Zealand Derby, Gr.1, VRC Makybe Diva S., Gr.1, ARC Zabeel Classic, Gr.1, MRC Caulfield S., Gr.1, Levin Classic, Gr.1, ARC Great Northern Guineas, Gr.2, Karaka 3YO Mile, RL, 4th Hawkes Bay Tarzino Trophy, Gr.1.

 Momentie. Winner at 1350m in Aust. Dam of-

 Critical Miss. Unraced. Dam of 5 winners-

ANTON EN AVANT (g Dubawi) 12 wins from 1300m to 2200m, A$500,308, BRC Chairman's H., Gr.3, Qld Tatt's RC Sapphire Recruitment H., 2d BRC Brisbane Cup, Gr.2, SCTC Queen's Cup, Gr.3.

 Easy Out. Unraced. Dam of 5 winners-

CAYMANS (g Secret Savings) 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1400m, 1600m, £1,047, A$434,900, 86,848Dhs, MRC Sandown Guineas, Gr.2, AJC Omnicorp 2YO H., 2d STC Hobartville S., Gr.2, Ming Dynasty H., L, 3d AJC Randwick Guineas, Gr.1, Meydan Al Rashidiya S., Gr.2, MRC Winning Edge Presentations Cup, L, 4th STC Rosehill Guineas, Gr.1.

ADROITLY (g Octagonal) 6 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 3200m, A$314,655, 16,515Dhs, ATC WJ McKell Cup, L, 2d ATC City Tattersall's Club Cup, L.

 Solveig's Song. Placed at 2 in NZ. Dam of 6 winners-

 Oratorio. Winner at 1200m, 2d ARC Sartori Wine H. Dam of 3 winners-

AGAMEMNON (g Generous) 7 wins at 1600m, NZ$147,025, Matamata Cup, L, 2d BOP RC Japan-New Zealand International Trophy, Gr.2.

Aria (f Centaine) 4 wins at 1200m, ARC Ellerslie Nursery H., 2d Counties Bowl Classic, L. Dam of 2 winners-

FLORIA (f Savabeel) 5 wins from 1300m to 2400m, NZ$109,650, A$522,700, BRC Brisbane Cup, Gr.2, 2d ATC Emancipation S., Gr.2, BRC Dane Ripper S., Gr.2, SAJC Queen of the South S., Gr.2, 3d Qld Tatt's RC Tattersall's Tiara, Gr.1, BRC Eagle Farm Cup, Gr.2, Waikato RC Cal Isuzu S., Gr.2, Cambridge JC Travis S., Gr.2. Producer.

 Celeste. Unplaced. Dam of 2 winners-

BOOMBA (g Showcasing) 2 wins at 1200m in 2020, Singapore Golden Horseshoe, L, Singapore TC Jupiter Gold S.

 Triona. Unplaced. Dam of 5 winners-

BIG ROLE (g Showcasing) 4 wins to 1400m in Malaysia, Perak TC Charity Cup, L.

 Gesine. Unraced. Dam of 2 winners-

GALLIC (g Zabeel) 8 wins from 1400m to 3200m, A$1,374,550, AJC Sydney Cup, Gr.1, SAJC Adelaide Cup, Gr.2, MVRC Moonee Valley Gold Cup, Gr.2, Bendigo Cup, L-twice, VRC Blevic H., MRC Time & Tide H., 2d Bendigo JC Golden Mile H., 3d VRC Blamey S., Gr.2, MRC Autumn Classic, Gr.2, Moonee Valley Gold Cup, Gr.2, VRC Bagot H., L, MRC Victoria Gold Cup, L.

 Evaline. Unraced. Dam of 2 winners-

SOLESEIFEI (f Shocking) 5 wins from 1650m to 3200m, NZ$246,290, to 2019-20, Wellington Cup, Gr.3, 3d CJC Metropolitan Trophy H., L, New Zealand St Leger, L, Marton Cup, L.

 Lady Gesine. Unraced. Dam of 4 winners-

DEFERMENT - FARSON (Mac.) (g Postponed) 8 wins from 1200m to 1800m in Aust. and Macau, Macau Derby, L, Macau Gold Cup, L.

SOLTANTO (f Tights) 7 wins from 1300m to 2200m, NZ$97,640, ARC Clifford P., Gr.2, Farewell H., October Farewell H., Waikato RC Crawley Warren H., 2d ARC Championship S., Gr.1, Royal S., Gr.3, 3d Paeroa RC Karaka Bloodstock Mile H., L, 4th New Zealand Oaks, Gr.1. Dam of 9 winners-

TEMPLE HILLS (g Marju) 6 wins from 1400m to 1600m, NZ$125,700, A$82,370, ARC Great Northern Challenge S., Gr.3, 2d STC Shannon S., Gr.2, 3d BOP RC Japan-New Zealand International Trophy, Gr.2, MRC Coongy H., Gr.3.

 Rosecroft. Unplaced. Dam of 3 winners-

ALL ABOUT MAGIC (f Showcasing) 5 wins-3 at 2-to 1400m, NZ$142,800, to 2020-21, CJC Champagne S., L, 3d CJC War Decree S., Gr.3.

QUIBBLE (f Ruling) 7 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 1600m, WRC North Island Challenge S., L, ARC Vancouver H. Dam of 5 winners-

CROSS SWORDS (g Grosvenor) 10 wins from 1100m to 3200m, A$909,506, AJC Sydney Cup, Gr.1, Summer Cup, Gr.3, STC Sky High S., L, Clarence River JC Grafton Cup, L, AJC Autumn Quality H., 2d Moonee Valley Cup, Gr.2, AJC Chairmans H., Gr.3, Australia Day Cup, L, 3d QTC Brisbane Cup, Gr.1, PJ O'Shea S., Gr.2, AJC Queen's Cup, Gr.3, QTC Castlemaine Perkins H., L.

Quarry (f Sky Chase) 7 wins from 1200m to 2000m, ARC Powerade H., 2d ARC Great Northern Challenge S., Gr.3. Dam of 7 winners-

 Quizzical. 2 wins at 1200m, 1600m, Avondale JC Original Aussie Butcher H., 2d ARC Auckland Airport H. Dam of 4 winners-

SHOWEMUP (f Showcasing) 3 wins-1 at 2-from 1100m to 1600m, NZ$79,825, CJC Inglewood S., L, 2d Gore Guineas, L.

 Cross Words. 2 wins at 1800m, 2150m in Aust. Dam of-

 Cryptic Miss. Winner at 2100m in Aust. Dam of 5 winners-

FIVEANDAHALFSTAR (g Hotel Grand) 4 wins from 1800m to 2500m, A$2,607,660, ATC BMW S., Gr.1, Victoria Derby, Gr.1, ATC Sportingbet H., Australian Turf Club P., 2d VRC Australian Cup, Gr.1, ATC Ranvet S., Gr.1, MRC Autumn Classic, Gr.2, Autumn S., Gr.2, ATC Australian Turf Club 2YO H., 3d ATC Calmsley Hill City Farm Juvenile P., 4th ATC Fernhill H., L.

REASONING (g Grosvenor) 3 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 2400m, A$89,510, AJC Services' Memorial Cup, L, Homestead H., Grey Ghost H., 3d QTC Castlemaine S.H., Gr.1.

Solstice (f Marceau) 9 wins from 1400m to 2200m, NZ$197,790, ARC Baker Corporation H., 2d ARC Queen Elizabeth H., Gr.3, 3d Waikato RC International S., Gr.2. Dam of 4 winners-

CULMINATE (f Elnadim) 12 wins from 1200m to 1600m, NZ$632,115, A$276,000, Otaki Maori RC WFA S., Gr.1, ARC Rich Hill Mile, Gr.2, MRC Tristarc S., Gr.2, Counties RC Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders' S., Gr.2, 2d STC Coolmore Classic, Gr.1, Te Aroha JC New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders' S., Gr.1-twice, Cambridge JC Travis S., Gr.2, ARC Great Northern Challenge S., Gr.3, 3d ARC Easter H., Gr.1, WRC Thorndon Mile, Gr.1, BOP RC Japan-New Zealand International Trophy, Gr.2, Counties RC Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders' S., Gr.2. Producer.

 Paris Sky. 2 wins at 2, BTC Big Sky 2YO H. Dam of 5 winners-

SOLVINI (f Bertolini) 5 wins-1 at 2-to 1200m, NZ$133,375, A$2,240, Rotorua RC Lion Red P., Gr.3, Taranaki 2YO Classic, Gr.3, Taranaki RC Schweppervescence H., 1100m-in track record time, 3d Waikato RC Star Way S., L. Producer.

 Vingtaine. Placed in NZ. Dam of 6 winners-

EILEEN DUBH (f Storm Creek) 6 wins-2 at 2-from 1000m to 1600m, NZ$267,310, Levin Classic, Gr.1, Levin RC Courtesy Ford Juvenile H., 2d Waikato RC Cal Isuzu S., Gr.2, Hawkes Bay Gold Trail S., Gr.3, WRC Lightning H., L, 3d WRC Thorndon Mile, Gr.1, Manawatu Classic, Gr.3, Egmont RC Taranaki Breeders S., Gr.3, Manawatu RC Flying H., L, Wanganui JC Fillies' S., L, 4th ARC Westbury Classic, L, Waikato RC Star Way S., L. Producer.

 Trickle. Winner at 1400m in NZ. Dam of 4 winners-

SACRED MASTER (g Mastercraftsman) 7 wins from 1600m to 2400m, NZ$196,275, A$181,525, ARC Avondale Cup, Gr.2, Newcastle Gold Cup, Gr.3, ARC Dunstan Feeds Qualifer, Hawkes Bay Master Plumbers H., Westbury Club H., Matamata RC Redoubts Matamata H., 2d Wyong Gold Cup, L, 3d Auckland Cup, Gr.1.

 Cappie. Unraced. Dam of 6 winners-

CAPTIVATE (f Stravinsky) 7 wins from 1150m to 1600m, NZ$172,125, Te Aroha JC New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders' S., Gr.1, ARC Radio Network H., Avondale JC Auckland 24hour Glass H., BOP RC Motorsports Car Sales H., 2d ARC New Zealand Herald H., Avondale JC John Woods Auto H. Producer.

 Trilby. Raced twice. Dam of-

 Jaffari. Placed at 3 in NZ. Dam of-

SHOWEMHOWITSDONE (f Showcasing) 3 wins to 1500m, NZ$80,650, in 2020-21, Otago RC Dunedin Guineas, L, Gore Guineas, L.

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