Choisir is the leading sire of individual Australian two year-old winners this season and featured at Sha Tin on Monday where another of his Australian bred two year-olds Luger (2g Choisir x Miss Conception, by Danzero) , scored impressively for the John Size stable.
Second when making his debut over 1000 metres on June 23, Luger improved at the second time of asking to score a strong finishing win over 1400 metres with Douglas Whyte on board.
“I’m rapt with him,” Size told South China Morning Post.
“He’s very foaly physically and has a lot of physical development ahead of him. But he gets around like he’s a good horse, and I have no reason to doubt that.”
Luger won admirers when flashing home from last at his first run, but some punters wondered about the quick back up and sharp step up in distance.
“It worried his trainer a bit, but it didn’t worry Luger,” Size said. “It wasn’t ideal but the programming didn’t leave any options. When he trialled, it looked like this was his distance but he was only just ready to run 1,000m. Backing up so quickly wasn’t the perfect scenario but as I say, it didn’t worry him.”
A $260,000 Inglis Easter purchase for John Foote Bloodstock from the draft of Bylong Park Thoroughbreds, Luger is a full brother to Group III winner Psychologist and is the third winner from Danzero mare Miss Conception.