Choisir ex Sweetest Melody yearling colt

$450,000 Colt for Choisir

Evergreen sire Choisir is one of those affordable Group I producing sires that never fails to deliver, both for those who buy his offspring and for those who choose to breed and sell.

His best result at the 2020 Magic Millions Yearling Sale came with Twin Hills Stud’s strapping bay colt from stakes-winner Sweetest Melody that made $450,000 to the bid of Edmonds Racing/ Kestrel Thoroughbreds.

The colt is a half-brother to ill-fated Smart Melody, who won five of six starts including the Group II MRC Thousand Guineas Prelude before losing her life to colic.

“We were delighted to get the half-brother to Smart Melody, who was such a special filly,” said Bruce Slade of Kestrel Thoroughbreds.

“We just loved him, he has size and scope. We’ve mostly been looking for quite sharp sort of horses to go early and while this horses has the maturity to be a two year-old, he also has the frame and action and attitude to be a proper horse Group I horse.”

Choisir had eight yearlings in total sell in Book 1 at an average $147,125, a great return on his 2017 fee of $29,700.