Redoute's Choice: Group 3-winning son Scissor Kick to stand in France
Dual Australian Group 3 victor to stand in France
SCISSOR KICK, a Group 1-placed son of multiple Australian champion sire Redoute's Choice, will stand at Haras d'Etreham in France in 2017, after completing his first southern hemisphere book at Arrowfield Stud in Australia.
Redoute's Choice himself shuttled to the Aga Khan's Haras de Bonneval in 2013 and 2014 and his first European-conceived runners are two-year-olds.
Elzaam, another son of Redoute's Choice based at Ballyhane Stud, has shown promise with his first two-year-old runners in Europe, with seven winners from 21 runners.
Haras d'Etreham general manager Nicolas de Chambure inspected Scissor Kick during a recent visit to Arrowfield.
"Redoute's Choice was really well received when he spent two years in France and I think French and European breeders were very impressed by the quality of his stock," said De Chambure.
"He is a champion sire and the best sire of sires from the Danehill line.
"I was therefore very keen to find one of his sons and Scissor Kick has everything I was looking for. He hails from one of the best families in Europe, he is an outstanding individual and he was a Group 1 performer with class and courage.
"It didn't take me long to make up my mind about him and I am very pleased to be working with Arrowfield to offer such an exciting prospect in France next year."
Scissor Kick was bred by GSA Bloodstock out of the Quest For Fame mare Back Pass, a half-sister to impressive Coventry Stakes winner Three Valleys and closely related to Juddmonte's brilliant producer Hasili, whose offspring include leading international sire Dansili.
Trained by Paul Messara, he was a dual Group 3 winner in the Up and Coming Stakes at Randwick and the Eskimo Prince Stakes at Rosehill, and was beaten just a nose when second to Hallowed Crown in the Group 1 Golden Rose at Rosehill.
Scissor Kick will stand his first season at Arrowfield Stud at a fee of A$16,500 (£9,150/€11,100) this year.