Thursday, 29 August 2019
Master Of Design sired another off-shore winner when his tearaway Grand Choice was successful in Singapore last Friday.
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
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.
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
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.”
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