Freshman Sire Scissor Kick Off the Mark at Vichy

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Scissor Kick, who got off the mark with Kick Boxing at Vichy

Haras d’Etreham-based Scissor Kick (Aus) (Redoute’s Choice {Aus}) became the latest European freshman sire off the mark when Remy Dupuy-Naulot’s twice-raced juvenile colt Kick Boxing (Fr), gained a narrow verdict in Tuesday’s Prix de Pionsat over one mile at Vichy.

4th-Vichy, €15,000, Mdn, 8-25, 2yo, c/g, 8fT, 1:41.18, g/s.
KICK BOXING (FR) (c, 2, Scissor Kick {Aus}–Dulche de Leche {Fr}, by Victory Note), a June 21 debut third at Lyon-Parilly before improving one spot going seven furlongs here last month, stole a length on the field with a sharp getaway and was comfortable on the lead for the most part. Shaken up soon after passing the two pole, the 14-5 chance rallied gamely when headed by Quindiano (Fr) (Elvstroem {Aus}) with a furlong remaining and outbattled that rival in the closing stages to score by a short neck, becoming the first winner for his Haras d’Etreham-based freshman sire (by Redoute’s Choice {Aus}). The February-foaled bay is the latest of seven foals and fifth winner produced by an unraced half-sister to G1 Champion S.-winning sire Literato (Fr) (Kendor {Fr}). His second dam La Cibeles (Fr) (Cardoun {Fr}) ran third in the G3 Prix Fille de l’Air and is a daughter of stakes-winning multiple Spanish champion Douberta (Fr) (Don Roberto). Sales history: €5,000 RNA Wlg ’18 ARQDEC; €6,500 Ylg ’19 AROCT. Lifetime Record: 3-1-1-1, €12,400. Video, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-Remy Dupuy-Naulot; B-Gerard Samain (FR); T-Christophe Escuder.

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