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Eclair Choice Wins Gr2 Tab.com.au Stakes
At Flemington in Melbourne, Baerami Thoroughbreds stallion California Dane (Danehill-Storminwinter, by Seattle Slew) added a Group success when 4YO gelding Eclair Choice (California Dane-Bounce, by Woodman) scored by 0.75-length for trainer Phillip Stokes in the $300,000 Gr2 Tab.com.au Stakes (1200m) for 3YO+, over 7YO gelding Hot Snitzel (Snitzel-Flames of Paris, by Blushing Groom) & 5YO gelding Dothraki (Mossman-Volantis, by Flying Spur). This was the second successive stakes victory for Eclair Choice who took his record to 6 wins (including the Gr2 Caulfield Sprint & Listed Redelva Stakes) and 7 placings (including the Listed Bendigo Guineas) from 16 starts for $480,580 earnings. Eclair Choice was a $5,000 purchase by Thomas Li at the 2012 Magic Millions National Weanling Sale from the draft of Newhaven Park.