Red Hot Choice to stand at Mungrup Stud

Perth stakes performer Red Hot Choice is the latest son of champion sire Redoute’s Choice to stand at stud.

Red Hot Choice (4h Redoute’s Choice – Red Hot Mama by General Nediym) was a million dollar yearling at the 2008 Inglis Easter Sale when offered by Bellerive Stud.  He was raced by Sunspeed breeders Gray Williamson, Lex Piper and Ron Sayers but his career was derailed after just 8 starts in Western Australia.

Red Hot Choice will join the roster at Williamson’s Mungrup Stud for a $3,300 service fee.

Premier trainer Neville Parnham ranked the colt alongside God Has Spoken and Bridgestone among his leading three year-olds in 2009-10.  “He was developing into an exciting racehorse,” Parnham said.  “It was unfortunate injury cut short such a promising career.”

Red Hot Choice was runner-up to Gimcrack Stakes winner For Your Eyes Only (Bletchley Park) at two and he returned to win his maiden at Pinjarra as a spring three year-old.

Stepped up black-type company at the Ascot summer carnival, he was beaten less than a length when runner-up to God Has Spoken in the LR Aquanita Stakes (1800m) and to Impressive Jeuney in the LR WA St Leger (2100m).

Red Hot Choice came back for a WA Derby preparation but was injured and didn’t get the chance to realise the potential that Parnham knew was just below the surface.  “He has a great temperament and I’m sure he’ll be a successful sire.”

His sire Redoute’s Choice is carving out a breed-shaping career at stud with sire sons Stratum, Snitzel and Not A Single Doubt leading the charge.

His dam Red Hot Mama is a daughter of speed influence General Nediym and she was a Listed winner of the VRC Ottawa Stakes at Flemington.  Her half-sister Hollow Bullet (Tayasu Tsuyoshi) was the Champion 3YO Filly of her generation winning the G1 VRC Oaks and STC Arrowfield Stud Stakes.

Red Hot Choice will join a Mungrup Stud roster that also includes Danehill Express (Danehill), Due Sasso (Scenic), Oratorio (Stravinsky), Hala Bek (Halling) and McFlirt (Kaapstad).