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Aust-Bred Redoute's Colt Aimed At UK Gr2
Also in the UK, trainer Michael Jarvis confirmed he "is considering" aiming his exciting Australian-bred 2YO colt Elzaam (Redoute's Choice-Mambo In Freeport, by Kingmambo) at the Gr2 July Stakes at Newmarket on July 8, reported racingpost.com. Elzaam was bred by Kia Ora Stud in Australia (to northern hemisphere time) in January 2008 & sold at the 2009 Arqana August Sale to Shadwell France for €280,000 (A$406,000). Elzaam (the 1st member of flagship Arrowfield Stud stallion & former Australian Champion Sire Redoute's Choice's initial northern time crop to race) made his debut on May 13 at York in England, leading all-the-way to win over 6 furlongs. Elzaam then finished 2nd by a nose in last week's Gr2 Coventry Stakes (6 furlongs) at Royal Ascot. Jarvis noted: "He's come out his run at Royal Ascot in great shape & I was very pleased with his performance there. It was a high-class renewal of the Coventry Stakes & he ran a super race. He was out in front for quite a long time & he did start to look around a bit in the last half-furlong. . . . . I think if Elzaam hadn't idled a little bit in front, then we might have won. He was only having his 2nd start & we were very happy with him - he is a decent horse."