Another Stakes Success for Choisir Sprinter
Evergreen sprinter Le Bonsir (8g Choisir x La Bella Dame, by Royal Academy) scored another victory at his favourite track when taking out the Listed MVRC Carlyon Stakes at Moonee Valley on Saturday. "He’s a beautiful horse, he loves this track and he’s a dream to ride,” said winning rider Damien Oliver. "He’s a classy horse, he loves Moonee Valley and coming to the turn I was confident he was going to be hard to beat.” Trained by Mick Price as was his mother, eight year-old Le Bonsir charged home to win the 1200 metre sprint by a length, his overall record now nine wins and 14 placings from 38 starts with prizemoney topping $564,000. "He’ll come back here in two weeks (McEwan Stakes) and it’s all good,” said Mick Price. "He’s good down the straight but he’s got his limitations against the best sprinters. "He’s a favourite in the stable, he’s a good horse he’s got good owners and that’s what it’s all about.” Le Bonsir was bred and retained to race by United Syndications and is a half-brother to Group III winner Damselfly being one of four winners from Group II winning Royal Academy mare La Bella Dame. A $30,000 Inglis Classic purchase for United Syndications, La Bella Dame won nearly $400,000 on the track and only had the four foals before a premature death in 2008, so she did an outstanding job both on the track and at stud. Le Bonsir is one of 69 stakes-winners for Choisir, who stands at Coolmore this year at a fee of $29,700.