Stakes Double for Choisir
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 6 May 2017
Up until Saturday, Religify had won 10 races and over $600,000 in prizemoney, but amazingly had never won a stakes race, an anomaly that was rectified at the Gold Coast with a determined victory in the Listed Prime Ministers Cup.

The Chris Waller trained six year-old rarely runs a bad race and was sent out favourite for this 1400 metre contest with champion jockey Hugh Bowman in the saddle.

ReligifyHe hit the line hard at the finish to nail Siegfried and win by a neck taking his overall record to 11 wins and seven placings from 26 starts with prizemoney now just shy of $700,000.

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 (image Steve Hart)  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.

The current yearling from Sacred Witness, a colt by Redoute's Choice, fetched $220,000 at Magic Millions this year. She has a weanling filly to follow by Redoute's Choice and is back in foal to the champion sire again.

Religify is the 81st stakes-winner for Choisir, whose two year-old colt Taking Aim won the Group III Ken Russell Memorial Classic earlier on the program giving Choisir a stakes double at the Gold Coast. Read about Taking Aim here.

Race 5 - G'coast Prime Minister's Cup
Listed - 1400m

Class: Open. Track: Good(3). Time: 1:20.57. Sectional Time: 0:34.29 at 600m.
Prizemoney: $100,000 - 1st: $64,000 2nd: $20,000 3rd: $10,000.
 1   Religify T: C J Waller J: J Bowman

6g   Choisir x Sacred Witness (El Moxie (USA) )
Not Offered
 2 0.3 Siegfried T: A J Edmonds J: J Lloyd
6g   Jet Spur x Classic Covet (St. Covet )
Not Offered
 3 2.8 Federal T: J A O'Shea J: T Angland
5g   Medaglia D'Oro (USA) x Virago (Danehill (USA) )
Not Offered
 4 3.2 Lucky Tom T: H J Norman J: Ms T Harrison
5g   Lucky Owners (NZ) x Tattyam (NZ) (Yamanin Vital (NZ) )
 5 4.2 Casual Choice T: T J Gollan J: R Fradd
7g   Choisir x Lackadaisical (Star Pyramul )
 6 4.3 Beatniks T: Steven O'Dea J: P Hammersley
6m   Haradasun x Hippy (King Of Kings (IRE) )
 7 5.3 Jopa T: R L Heathcote J: B E Grylls
9g   Tycoon Ruler x Safety Pins (Youthful Legs (USA) )
 8 5.5 Trubia T: M J Lakey J: James Orman
5h   Show A Heart x Our Sweet Moss (Mossman )
 9 7.0 Addictive Habit (NZ) T: L W Somervell J: M Cahill
7g   Colombia (NZ) x Chasing The Habit (NZ) (Sky Chase (NZ) )
 10 7.2 Round Mountain Gal T: Philip Kimmet J: A Spinks
5m   Delzao x Round Robin (Langfuhr (CAN) )
 11 7.4 Kuznetsova T: Ben Currie J: Joshua Oliver
4m   Not A Single Doubt x Myskina (Xaar (GB) )
 12 10.2 Saga Miss T: P and W Hulbert J: M Hellyer
4m   Real Saga x Kembla Heights (Jet Spur )
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