November 11, 2015Group One Placing for Man of Choice
October 12 – Newhaven Park graduate Man of Choice has given young trainer Luke Price plenty of thrills this spring and continued his great form with a brave third to Vanbrugh in the Group I ATC Spring Champion Stakes last Saturday.
The three year-old Manhattan Rain gelding was just nosed out of second placing and now has the overall record of two wins and three placings from seven starts with prizemoney topping $115,000.
“He went super,” said his rider Sam Clipeprton.
“Tried really hard and I can’t believe I didn’t run second.”
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 due to foal this spring 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.