Miss working for Redoute’s Choice

Redoute’s Choice mare Varenna Miss has thrown a spanner in the works as the Australian sires’ premiership approaches a pivotal point of the season.

The Victorian visitor won the G2 QTC Cup on Saturday and, if she doubles up in the $1.02 million Stradbroke Hcp next weekend, it could propel her sire to a successful defence of the general sires’ title.

Redoute’s Choice is within $350,000 of Lonhro at the top of the table and the Darley sire has the favourite Beaded engaged in the Stradbroke.

The premiership may hinge on their clash in Queensland’s richest race.  Or it could come down to a showdown between the two mares in the G1 Winter Stakes.  Redoute’s Choice claimed last year’s title after Melito won the 2010 G1 Winter Stakes.

Noonan had originally set Varenna Miss for the G1 Winter Stakes later in the carnival but the Stradbroke is now an option.  “She will continue to improve and my only concern is that she is lightly raced,” Noonan said.  “But when you win these races it gets you thinking.”

A graduate of the Twin Palms Stud draft at the 2008 Gold Coast Magic Millions yearling sale, Varenna Miss got home to beat former Magic Millions Classic winner Phelan Ready by a length for owners Glenn and Kerry Fraser.

Varenna Miss (4m Redoute’s Choice – Mica’s Pride by Bite The Bullet) is one of four winners from four to race for G3 STC Research Stakes winner Mica’s Pride.  The mare has also foaled Randwick Listed winner Silently (Anabaa).

Her 3yo filly Our Pride And Joy (Canny Lad) is a recent Mornington winner for Patrick Payne and the mare has a yearling colt by Reset and a weanling colt by Sebring.

Varenna Miss did help Redoute’s Choice (13) pull one clear of Lonhro (12) on the individual stakes winners ladder for 2010-11.