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Choisir Rides High With Another Stakes Success

There would be few more honest horses in training than Religify (6g Choisir x Sacred Witness, by El Moxie), who notched his 13th win when taking out the Listed BRC GH Mumm Stakes at Doomben on Saturday. The Chris Waller trained six year-old rarely runs a bad race and was sent out favourite for this 1615 metre contest despite drawing the outside gate in a field of 10 and being burdened with 60.5 kg. Rated perfectly in front by Hugh Bowman, Religify does what he does best, he just kept going to the line and proved too good in scoring by three quarters of a length. The victory, his third from his past four starts, takes Religify’s overall record to 13 wins and seven placings from 30 starts with prizemoney topping $800,000 and he is now likely to head for a well-earned spell. A $135,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Coolmore draft for Star Thoroughbreds, Religify runs in the colours of Star Thoroughbreds client Kathryn Wood, whose Titan Syndicate owns the horse outright. Religify is the best of three winners for Sacred Witness, a sister-in-blood to Hong Kong sprint superstar Silent Witness from the family of Group II winners Sister Madly and Empress Rock.

Religify is one of 82 stakes-winners for Choisir, who has been in the Royal Ascot spotlight again this week as the sire of Group II Coventry Stakes winner Rajasinghe and as sire of the dam of Group I Coronation Stakes winner Winter.

A perennial favourite at Coolmore, Choisir stands at a fee of $29,700.