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Scissor Kick To Shuttle To France
Arrowfield's freshman sire Scissor Kick (Redoute's Choice-Back Pass, by Quest For Fame) will shuttle to leading French stud Haras d'Etreham for the 2017 Northern Hemisphere season after he completes his first book in Australia this coming Spring. International interest in the Group-winning colt has been sparked by the global success of Danehill's great sons Redoute's Choice and Dansili. Dansili's celebrated dam Hasili is a half-sister to Scissor Kick's grand-dam Skiable. Apart from Dansili, Hasili has produced Gr1 winners Intercontinental (Danehill), Champs Elysees (Danehill), Cacique (Danehill), Banks Hill (Danehill) and Heat Haze (Green Desert) to establish herself as one of the most exceptional broodmares of all time. Nicolas de Chambure, General Manager of Haras d'Etreham, inspected Scissor Kick during a recent visit to Arrowfield and immediately began negotiations to shuttle him to France. "Redoute's Choice was really well received when he spent two years in France and I think French and European breeders were very impressed by the quality of his stock. He is a champion sire and the best sire of sires from the Danehill line," said Chambure. "I was therefore very keen to find one of his sons and Scissor Kick has everything I was looking for. He hails from one of the best families in Europe, he is an outstanding individual and he was a Group 1 performer with class and courage. " He added: "It didn't take me long to make up my mind about him and I am very pleased to be working with Arrowfield to offer such an exciting prospect in France next year." Redoute's Choice was resident for two Northern Hemisphere seasons in France at the Aga Khan's Haras de Bonneval in 2013 and 2014. Haras d'Etreham consigned the top-priced Redoute's Choice yearling colt in 2015, the son of Group 1 winner Vadawina, bought for €950,000 by John Ferguson at the Arqana August Sale. The Gianluca Bietolini-trained filly Deep Inside became the first winner from that crop when she scored over 1400 metres at Compiegne in France last Saturday. John Messara, Chairman of Arrowfield Stud commented: "Arrowfield has a perfect record with Redoute's Choice sire sons and I believe Scissor Kick has all the physical, mental and genetic attributes to extend it, here and in France."