Counterattack to Kitchwin Hills


Counterattack | Racing And Sports

The Chris Waller-trained Counterattack (Aus) (Redoute’s Choice {Aus}–Kisma {Aus}, by Snippets {Aus}), a winner of the G3 Sky Racing Fred Best Classic Qtis Three-Year-Old Plate last May and runner-up by only a half-length in the G1 James Boags Premium Doomben 10,000 last out May 13, will stand at Kitchwin Hills upon retirement, Racing And Sports reported Monday. Also third in the 2015 G1 Coolmore Stud S., The Geoff and Mary Grimish-owned Counterattack is pointing for the May 27 G1 Kingsford-Smith Cup at Eagle Farm, followed by the G1 Stradbroke there before beginning his second career at Kitchwin Hills later this year. A winner of four of his 24 trips to the post to date, the 4-year-old has earned $578,937.

By a champion sire in Arrowfield Stud’s Redoute’s Choice, Counterattack is out of the winning Kisma (Aus), already responsible for G1 James Boag Galaxy H. hero Shellscrape (Aus) (Dane Shadow {Aus}) and Australian MG1SW Red Tracer (Aus) (Dane Shadow {Aus}). This is the same cross as current leading Australian sire Snitzel (Aus) (Redoute’s Choice {Aus}), who is also out of a Snippets (Aus) mare.

“Counterattack comes with an incredible race record, his form is like an honour roll of all the major group races,” said Kitchwin Hills Stud Manager Michael Malone. “A son of Redoutes, from a Snippets mare who has produced two other Group 1 winners and is a type, Counterattack is a serious stallion proposition. He is late to announce that he will retire to stud this year, hence he will be very reasonably priced for this season.”


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