Thursday, 29 August 2019
Master Of Design sired another off-shore winner when his tearaway Grand Choice was successful in Singapore last Friday.
The Dan Meagher-trained sprinter had done everything bar win since arriving from Australia. He established a seemingly unassailable lead last time out at Kranji, however, Ocean Crossing (NZ) narrowed the margin at the furlong and nailed him right on the line.
The addition of blinkers made all the difference and Benny Woodworth kept his mind on the job to defeat Spirit Of Big Bang (Intikhab) and Libran Son (Burgundy).
Tasmanian-based David Adams bred Grand Choice and sold him through the Woodside Park consignment to the 2016 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale. Ardsley Park pin-hooked him for $40,000 and they doubled that price-tag to Meagher’s bid at the 2016 NZB Ready To Run Sale at Karaka.
His dam Mismanch (Grand Royale) was purchased by Adams as a yearling from Armidale Stud. She descends from Tropic Jewel (Pakistan II) who won a Flight Stakes at Randwick for owner Stan Fox and trainer Jack Denham when it was a Group 2.
Adams and his wife Louise operate a fruit export company and a boutique breeding operation with 7 mares and 10 racehorses. David is a past board member of Thoroughbred Breeders Australia and is currently Chairman of the Racehorse Owners Association of Tasmania.
Master Of Design mare She's By Design is from the same crop as his Singapore winner and she has gone for a spell after a last-start maiden win at Pakenham.
“She’s done a great job and thanks to Shannon Hope for his help this prep,” trainer Enver Jusufovic said. “She’s tough and competitive but is still maturing. Another good break under the belt and she will come back much better.”
She's By Design is a half-sister to Just Hifalutin and she ranged up late under Michael Dee to win over 1400m at Pakenham. “She ran a nice second after working hard here last time,” Dee reported after bringing the odds-on favourite back to scale. “She didn’t like the kick-back today but it’s good to see her on the board.”
Master Of Design (Redoute’s Choice) is based at Greta West Stud for a $3,300 (inc GST) service fee alongside King Of Prussia (Anabaa) who stands for $2,200 (inc GST).
GRAND CHOICE / Pictured prior to the 2016 Inglis Premier Sale