March 14, 2016More Black Type for Man of Choice
March 12 – Newhaven Park graduate Man of Choice has given young trainer Luke Price plenty of thrills so far and indicated he would be a force to be reckoned with in upcoming stakes events when going down by a nose in the Group II ATC Phar Lap Stakes at Rosehill on Saturday.
The three year-old Manhattan Rain gelding was placed in the Group I ATC Spring Champion Stakes last spring and showed he was nearing peak form with this terrific performance.
“A very good run,” said his rider Tim Clark.
“The blinkers switched him right on today.”
Man of Choice has the overall record of two wins and four placings from 11 starts with prizemoney topping $150,000.
A $60,000 Magic Millions purchase for Realrosy Pty Ltd from the Newhaven Park draft, Man of Choice was foaled and raised at Newhaven Park for Wilkes Thoroughbreds and Galaxy Breeding Syndicate.
Man of Choice is the second winner for metropolitan winning Redoute’s Choice mare Moonsong, a daughter of Group I placed Moon Magic from the family of Group I winners Ofcourseican, Gimmethegreenlight.
Moonsong is now in foal to Newhaven Park’s promising young sire Delago Deluxe, another son of champion sire Encosta de Lago as is Man of Choice’s sire Manhattan Rain.