Redoutable joins Redoute’s roll-call

The lead-up to Perth’s Railway Stakes is a week of mixed emotions for Cromartry Park owners Colin and Olga McKenzie.

Their Danehill stallion Dante’s Fury sired 2007 Railway winner El Presidente in his first crop but died before the big day at Ascot.

Studmasters are a resilient breed and the McKenzies have rebuilt their Gingin roster with three up-and-coming stallions.

Redoutable (Redoute’s Choice) sired his first winner on Melbourne Cup day while Lords A Leaping (Zabeel) and Natural Blitz (Dehere) have their initial crop two year-olds ready to run this season.

Miss Adoorable was first cab off the rank for Redoutable when she scored an all-the-way victory in the Australind Pre-Mix Maiden (1100m) at Bunbury.  The Lindsey Smith trained filly was racing first-up since June when she was unplaced on debut at Belmont.

Miss Adoorable is out of the Pricelessly mare Outdoor Girl and is related to G2 WA Guineas winner El Cordero (Ksar).   

Redoutable is one of 17 Redoute’s Choice sire sons to be credited with a winner.  He won sprints at Flemington and Moonee Valley and is from the immediate family of champion racehorse and sire Green Dancer (Nijinsky).

There are four other Redoute’s Choice stallions based in Western Australia – Passenger (Blackwatch Stud), Patronize (Darling View), Redoute’s Dancer (Touchstone Farm), Musket (Yarradale Stud).

Redoutable was the first of them to arrive in the Sunspeed State.  He stands for a $3,500 service fee at Cromartry Park.