Sydney Metro Double for Choisir

The Grahame Begg stable has been running hot of late with its three year-olds, improving gelding Mac Chois (3g Choisir x Cardsino, by Final Card) adding to the success with a strong win at Warwick Farm on Wednesday. Placed at his first two runs behind progressive types Halekulani and Best Choice, Mac Chois made amends with a strong finishing win to take the 1100 metre maiden by nearly two lengths over first starter Duke of Cornwall, an eye-catching grey by Encosta de Lago who will be worth following out of the race. “He’s been around the money and had a couple of hard fought runs at his first two starts getting caught wide, so it was good to see him sit back a bit and finish off,” said Grahame Begg. “This horse has got a good future.” Retained to race by his breeders, Mac Chois is the third winner for the Final Card mare Cardsino, a daughter of stakes-winner Balm in Gilead from the family of Singapore sprint star Why Be. Choisir made it a winning double in the final race on the program when lightly raced filly La Remlap (3f Choisir x Lady Remlap, by Filante) returned from a spell to score impressively, her record now two wins from three starts. The victories of Mac Chois and La Remlap add to the winning run of their sire Choisir, who has had nine winners in the past seven days.