Touch and go for Dancer

Former Touchstone Farm stallion Redoute’s Dancer sired his first winner at Pinjarra on Boxing Day.

The Adam Durrant trained debutante Klaase Dancer moved him off the mark in the Gannons Maiden (1200m).  She ranged up to Formidable Storm in the closing stages to score by a short head.

Klaase Dancer (3f Redoute’s Dancer – Run Ronnie Run by Ron Bon) is a homebred for Jim Smith and is from a half-sister to Group 1 winner Mr Moet.

Mr Moet (Mosayter) won the 2012 Railway Stakes at Ascot and Smith has just transferred the gelding from Durrant to Chris Waller for the Sydney autumn carnival.  His part-owners also include Smith’s wife Clarice and their children Matthew, Bethany and Jodi.

Mr Moet’s half-sister Run Ronnie Run won five races at Belmont and Ascot and she produced the winning Saxon fillies Saxy Grace and Jim ‘N’ Jim before Klaase Dancer.  The mare has a yearling colt by Husson Lightning and filly foal by Blackfriars.

Smith bought into the family at the 1994 Perth Magic Millions when paying $1,000 for Marlock Miss (Karioi Star).  She retired a maiden but has been a bonanza in the breeding barn thanks to Mr Moet and Run Ronnie Run.

Redoute’s Dancer (Redoute’s Choice) was bred by John Muir at Milburn Creek Stud and was purchased by WA based owner Paul Silvestro for $230,000 at the 2005 Gold Coast Magic Millions.

Trained by Tim Martin, he won at Newcastle and Randwick before crossing the Tasman to win the G2 Mercedes Championship and G1 NZ Derby in 2007.

Silvestro was courted by several Hunter Valley studs but elected to stand Redoute’s Dancer in the west at Touchstone Farm.  Unfortunately, the young stallion returned a non-commercial 58% fertility rating first-up and sired just 22 foals in three seasons at stud.

Australian Stud Book records show Redoute’s Dancer covered his last mare at Touchstone Farm in December 2011.