First winner by Players Choice

Choisir stallion Players Choice has moved off the mark at stud with front-running winner Loveson at the Sunshine Coast.

Loveson was racing for the 8th time in the Thyssenkrupp Elevators Maiden (1000m) for trainers Brett & Thomas Lunney on Friday.  His dam Sweet Sweet Love (Easy Rocking) is a half-sister to city winners Apache Gold (Melbourne), Tragic Star (Adelaide) & Gleam (Sydney).

She has a yearling filly and a filly on the ground by Players Choice.  East Greenmount-based Sheree McEwan stands him for a $500 service fee after a successful online bid at in December 2016.

Players Choice (pictured) defeated subsequent stakes winner Saluter in a 3YO QTIS sprint at Eagle Farm but was retired after injuring a tendon in the 2012 Gold Edition Stakes won by Sizzling.

He’s a half-brother to Lindsay Park gelding Whisper Downs (Churcill Downs) who won 9 sprints in Melbourne.

Their dam Gur (Lake Coniston) is a half-sister to LR Black Opal Stakes winner Down The Wicket.

Loveson is from his first crop.  The only other starter – Toowoomba galloper Red Monkey – has been placed four times around this provincials this season.