(Redoute’s Choice-Back Pass, by Quest For Fame)
Stands at Arrowfield Stud, NSW, for $16,500
Scissor Kick’s first Australian foals arrive in 2017.
A Group 1-performed colt by champion sire Redoute’s Choice from a great international family, and riveting good looks to boot – Scissor Kick has all the ingredients for stud success.
An easy juvenile win in Sydney set him up for a heady Spring campaign that quickly established Scissor Kick among Australia’s best three-year-old colts. He won the ATC Rosebud H. 1200m LR before heading the closest of quinellas with Panzer Division in the ATC Up and Coming S. 1300m G3.
The photo finish went against Scissor Kick at his fifth start, in the ATC Golden Rose S. 1400m G1, but jockey Tye Angland had no doubt about the quality of his widely admired second-placed effort, saying afterwards “He's a real fighter, best horse in the race.”
Scissor Kick’s Autumn three-year-old campaign began with success in the ATC Eskimo Prince S. 1200m G3, beating subsequent Group 1 winner Delectation.
Scissor Kick then joined Dissident, Wandjina & Chautauqua to complete the top four in the ATC All Aged S. G1, rated Australia’s best 1400-metre race over the past three years.
He ended his 3YO season with a Timeform rating of 121, alongside Mongolian Khan, Preferment & Volkstok’n’barrell.
Trainer Paul Messara says of Scissor Kick: “A very genuine racehorse with a fantastic temperament, he’s a beautiful horse to work with and was very unlucky not to win a Group One.”
Scissor Kick brings exceptional genetics to the Arrowfield stallion barn, and not only as a son of dominant sire of sires Redoute’s Choice. He is a grandson of Quest For Fame (also damsire of leading New Zealand sire Tavistock) and descends from a half-sister to the extraordinary broodmare Hasili.
She has earned global fame as the dam of champion sire Dansili & Group 1 winners Intercontinental, Cacique, Champs Elysees & Banks Hill – all by Danehill.
Scissor Kick’s international pedigree has already attracted international attention. He shuttles to Haras d’Etreham in France and his first European foals are due in 2018.
*All data courtesy Arion Pedigrees