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Valuable Colt Wins Debut

Monday, 12th December 2016

Sale topping colt Chauffeur made the best possible start to his racing career when scoring a stylish win in the juvenile event at Rosehill on Saturday. The headline act of January's 2016 Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Chauffeur is now on course for a tilt at the $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic after his breakthrough success. Trained by Gerald Ryan, Chauffeur was purchased for $1.6 million by Ryan and Damion Flower of Jadeskye Racing at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale earlier this year. "He was the nicest colt I'd seen in years. Damion said, you do the bidding on the big colt - just buy him," said Ryan. "I always knew he had the ability, but he didn't have the best lead in to the race. It was either run today or trial again. We knew he had the ability, but we also know he will improve as well." He added: "They say the Slipper winner has to race before Christmas, well he has now," he added. By Arrowfield Stud's Gr1-winning high profile stallion Snitzel, Chauffeur is the third foal to race from the Listed ATC Gimcrack Stakes winner Mirror Mirror, making him a three-quarter brother to stakes-winning juvenile No Looking Back (Redoute's Choice). No Looking Back also finished runner-up in the 2012 editions of Gr1 Blue Diamond Stakes and Magic Millions 2YO Classic. A direct descendant of 1945 Melbourne Cup winner Rainbird, Chauffeur hails from the extended female family of 5-time Gr1-winning champion South African sprinting mare Laisserfaire, champion New Zealand sire Centaine, as well as stakes winners Time Thief, Personify, Foreplay, A Time For Julia, Galapagos Girl, Procrastinate, and Tennessee Vain.


Chauffeur (image: Steve Hart)
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