Jimmy Choux a coup for stud

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Killa Ques­tion, a mem­ber of the Paul Shailer team, notched the sec­ond win of his ca­reer with a run­away suc­cess at Tren­tham on Satur­day. He will at­tempt to add an­other black-type win to Any Sug­ges­tion’s record in the Castle­town Stakes at Waver­ley next Mon­day.

Killa Ques­tion was the first of a win­ning Mata­mata dou­ble at Tren­tham, with the John Sar­gent­trained Fromelles fol­low­ing up on her Ro­torua Cup win with a re­peat in the Tren­tham Gold Cup.

At Eller­slie on the week­end things got off to a good start when Michael Cole­man com­bined with the An­drew Scott-trained Pearle Lus­tre and Kap­tain Kirkup, pre­pared by Mike Moroney and Chad Ormsby, to win the first two races on the card.

That was the lot for the Mata­mata con­tin­gent at Eller­slie, although among sev­eral lo­cal placeget­ters Kap­tain Kirkup’s sta­ble­mate About Square again looked good in his Great North­ern Foal Stakes sec­ond.

Last week’s mi­nor meet­ing ac­tion saw John Sar­gent sad­dle up a dou­ble at Te Awa­mutu with two-year-old win­ner Snow Line and an­other promis­ing sort in Msongari, then add a fur­ther win with hur­dles first starter Yourein a day later at Hast­ings.

On the same pro­gramme I’ll’ava’alf pro­vided con­nec­tions with some­thing to cheer about when he won the maiden stay­ers’ event as the rank out­sider. Hav­ing just his sec­ond start, I’ll’ava’alf was taken to the front by Phillip Turner and de­fied his op­po­si­tion to win at odds of 55-toone.

The three-year-old is raced by his breed­ers, co-trainer Karen Furs­don, her hus­band Kevin and sta­ble stal­wart Peter Stan­away and looks like a wor­thy re­place­ment for their hon­est cam­paigner In­signif­i­cant, who was re­tired re­cently due to re­cur­ring un­sound­ness.

The grey won five times from Wil­low Sta­bles and was shap­ing up well for an­other good sea­son over jumps. At Te Rapa ear­lier this month in what was to be his final start, he chased home sub­se­quent Dun­stan Waikato Hur­dles win­ner Bor­rack.

Done deal: Rich Hill Stud-bound Horse of the Year Jimmy Choux shows his win­ning style.

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