Newgate Farm have three exciting young sires with their first runners this season and last weekend Extreme Choice joined his barn mates Capitalism and Flying Artie in posting his first winner and just for good measure quickly followed up with his second!
Heavily backed colt Palamos made a winning career debut over 1000 metres at Te Rapa in New Zealand on Saturday carrying the famed colours of Te Akau Racing.
With Troy Harris in the saddle the Jamie Richards-trained colt came clear in the closing stages to cruise home by two lengths.
A $65,000 purchase by Paul Willetts Bloodstock Consultancy out of the Newgate Farm draft at the 2019 Great Southern Sale – Weanlings Sale, Palamos went through the Ainsley Downs Stud draft at Karaka earlier this year where he was knocked down to David Ellis for $85,000.
“He’s a nice horse who had impressed us at home and who had trialled up very well beforehand,” Jamie Richards said.
“We thought he could go close and it was a good win as Troy tucked him in nicely behind them and brought him out at the right time in the straight.
“Troy is exceptionally good at educating the younger horses and this colt will learn a lot from today.
“He can go in the paddock now for a couple of weeks, put some weight on and then we can put a programme together to get him to the Karaka Million.
“That win should be enough to qualify him, which is great as with the money in the bank early on, we can afford to pick and choose just where we take him to get him to the race.”
He is the first foal of the imported Forest Wildcat mare Unrevealed (USA), a 4-time winner in Japan and half-sister to Group III winner Brownie Points.
Shortly after Palamos saluted it was the turn of Tiger of Malay, who made a winning debut at Randwick in the ATC Kirkham Plate (1000m).
Ridden by Jason Collett for Richard and Michael Freedman, Tiger Of Malay finished determinedly from midfield to defeat the Snitzel filly Snerda by a half-length.
Consigned to Inglis Easter by Tyreel Stud, Tiger Of Malay was knocked down to China Horse Club / Newgate Bloodstock for $255,000.
He is a three-quarter brother to Group III winner Samizdat and half-brother to Group III winner Samovare being the sixth winner from six to race from More Than Ready (USA) mare Sambar.
A dual Group I winner by Not a Single Doubt, Extreme Choice has made an exciting start to his stud career with two winners and the stakes-place-getter Extreme Warrior from his first five starters, that beginning made all the more impressive by the fact he had just 48 foals in his first crop.
Extreme Choice stands at a fee of $22,000.