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- Bay 2014
- Sire: Choisir
- Dam: My Amelia (by Redoute's Choice)
- Distances won over: 1400m | 1600m
Standing at Aquis, Canungra (QLD).
“The Mission was a mature and precocious 2YO who won the Group 3 The Schweppervescence and then went on to win the time-honoured Group 1 Champagne Stakes. He was tough and he was sound, he started his 2YO campaign by being in the first official trials in Sydney and then capped it off with a superb Group 1 win, you can't ask much more of a 2YO. He showed his prowess as a 3YO and has run admirably against the best sprinters in the land like Trapeze Artist and Redzel in Group 1 sprints under WFA conditions on a track rated a Good 3. I look forward to training the stock of The Mission, just as I have with my other graduates in Fastnet Rock, Stratum and The Mission’s sire Choisir.”
Paul Perry | Trainer | The Mission
The outstanding 2YO The Mission is the first Champion 2YO to retire to stud in Queensland in over a decade.
A 2.5L winner of the Group 3 ATC Schweppervescence Handicap, he rounded off his juvenile campaign with a dominant win in the Group One Champagne Stakes.
At 3 he was beaten less than 2L in the Group One All-Aged Stakes at Randwick by Trapeze Artist and Redzel under weight-for-age conditions on a firm track, in a race run in track-record time.
By the emerging sire of sires Choisir, The Mission hails from the same female family as Pompeii Court – sire of the Champion 2YOs Courtza (Group 1 Golden Slipper and Group 1 Blue Diamond winner) and Pompeii Pearl (Group 1 Sires’ Produce Stakes winner), etc.
The Mission will be the fourth Group 1 winning stallion from the Paul Perry stables, following on from Fastnet Rock, Stratum and The Mission’s own sire Choisir.
A stunning individual with the pedigree and physique to match, The Mission was bred by Edinglassie Stud, whose other leading farm graduates include the successful, proven Group One sire Nadeem and promising young sires Deep Field and Shooting To Win.
- By the emerging sire of sires Choisir – sire of Starspangledbanner, Olympic Gloryand Divine Prophet
- A Group 1 winning 2YO who demolished a top-class field in the Champagne Stakes
- “I’ve had Fastnet Rock, Stratum, Choisir and The Mission is as good as them.” – Paul Perry
- Extremely precocious – debuted in the Listed Breeders’ Plate before rounding out his 2YO season with victory in the Group 1 Champagne Stakes
The Mission is inbred to Danehill (Danzig) via Danehill’s outstanding Champion Sire sons Danehill Dancer and Redoute’s Choice.
The Mission is a son of Choisir (Danehill Dancer), who was the sire of the first Stakes winner inbred to Danehill in Psychologist, and since then Choisir has proven to nick successfully with other Danehill lines – most notably those of Flying Spur (Sir Frenchie, Seannie, Pressing and Choice Words), Fastnet Rock (Old Trieste), and Redoute’s Choice (The Mission).
The Mission’s dam My Amelia, a winner at 2, is by Redoute’s Choice (Danehill) and The Mission should nick well with mares carrying a further strain of this Champion Sire line as in the 2017-18 season there have been four 2YO winners in Australia inbred to Redoute’s Choice.
Not A Single Doubt’s (Redoute’s Choice) Group 1 winner Miracles of Life is out of a mare by Champion Sire More Than Ready, who is the sire of The Mission’s second dam Carry On Cutie (winner of the Group 1 Champagne Stakes at 2), so daughters of Not A Single Doubt would work, as would daughters of Snitzel and Stratum, also by Redoute’s Choice, as they have sired the Stakes horses Ducimus and American Crew out of Danehill Dancer mares.
Choisir has sired the Stakes winners Rockshaft, Eloping and Battlefield from daughters of Rory’s Jester (Crown Jester), while Encosta de Lago (Fairy King) mares are another stand out nick and Choisir’s Group One winners Japonisme and Divine Prophet are out of daughters of Encosta de Lago.
Choisir has sired the Group winners Psychedelic Funk and Zihba out of daughters of Galileo (Sadler’s Wells), while Danehill Dancer has sired the Stakes winners Alexander Pope and Dreamtime Dancer on this cross.
Choisir has had outstanding success with Zeditave (The Judge) and his son Strategic - from just a handful of runners bred on this cross, Choisir has sired the multiple Stakes winners I’ve Got The Looks and Diamond Earth.
Mares from the Sir Tristram (Sir Ivor) line will work well with The Mission - Choisir’s Group Two winners Champagne Harmony and Sir Moments are out of Zabeel (Sir Tristram) mares, while Choisir’s dual Group One winner Historian is out of a daughter of Marauding (Sir Tristram).
Choisir’s four-time Group One winner and proven Group One sire Starspangledbanner is out of a Made of Gold (Green Forest) mare. Starspangledbanner’s smart 2YO filly Thrillster, who was Stakes-placed on debut, is out of a daughter of Show A Heart (Brave Warrior).
Daughters of the Champion Queensland Sire Show A Heart should nick beautifully with The Mission. Choisir’s only runner out of a Show A Heart mare is the multiple winner Jocasta, who also placed 4th at Group level, while sons of Choisir crossed with daughters of Show A Heart have produced two winners from two runners, including the afore mentioned Stakes-performed juvenile Thrillster.
Another Champion Queensland sire line that will suit The Mission is that of Written Tycoon (Iglesia, by Last Tycoon) – the Choisir/Last Tycoon cross has produced 78% winners and 6% Stakes winners, while Choisir crossed with mares by sons of Last Tycoon have produced 11 winners from 11 runners, including the multiple Stakes winner Strategic Game.
Sequalo (Rustic Amber, by Thatching), Champion Sire in Queensland in 2013-14, has nicked very well with Choisir, and the Choisir/Thatching cross has produced an enviable 12% Stakes winners to runners.
Mares by Queensland’s current Leading Sire Bel Esprit (Royal Academy) offer a very exciting mating with The Mission. Choisir is a sire who has had a remarkable affinity with Royal Academy mares, highlighted by the Group One performer Le Bonsir and Group Three winner Whateverwhenever. From nearly 50 runners, this cross has produced over 80% winners and nearly 17% Stakes performers.
Both Bel Esprit and The Mission descend from the same tail female family, that of family #1p. Family #1 in the General Studbook is responsible for the most number of Classic winners and #1p is a family associated with speed – highlighted recently in Australia with the World Champion Sprinter Black Caviar (Bel Esprit), and in South Africa with the Horse of The Year, Champion 3YO, and subsequent Champion Sire, Horse Chestnut (Fort Wood).
This is also the family of Pompeii Court (Tell) – twice a Leading Sire of 2YOs in New Zealand and sire of the New Zealand 2YO Champion Pompeii Pearl (Group One Sires’ Produce Stakes winner) and Australian 2YO Champion Courtza (Group One Golden Slipper and Group One Blue Diamond winner). The successful sire Ghazi (Polish Navy), sire of the Irish Champion 3YO Port Bayou, is also from The Mission’s immediate female family.
Real Saga (Tale of The Cat), Top Echelon (Umatilla), Lion Hunter (Danehill), Jet Spur (Flying Spur) and Rothesay (Fastnet Rock) are other broodmare sire lines prevalent in Queensland that have nicked successfully with The Mission’s sire Choisir.
ATC (Randwick) Champagne S., Gr.1 (1600m beating Invader and Whispered Secret), ATC (Rosehill) Schweppervescence H., Gr.3 (1400m beating Astoria and Muraahib), 4th ATC (Rosehill) Pago Pago S., Gr.3 (1200m)