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 New Zealand Gallops News 
Saturday, April 29 2017

Jimmy Choux found fame and fortune at Hastings during his racing days with several notable victories and in recent weeks his old home course has proved to be a successful stage for two of his talented sons.

Jimmy Lincoln - Race Images Palmerston North

The Rich Hill Stud-based stallion posted Group One wins in the Spring Classic and the Windsor Park Plate and the Gr.2 Hawke's Bay Guineas during an illustrious career that saw him crowned New Zealand's Horse of the Year in 2010-2011.

Jimmy Choux's son Bostonian is now spelling after remaining unbeaten in two appearances, the last of them at Hawke's Bay where on Saturday Jimmy Lincoln produced a tidy performance to win at the first time of asking in the Prodrive Golf Wellington Maiden.

From an inside alley, the colt made the running and he showed admirable fighting qualities to hold his rivals at bay in the straight.

"He jumped and ran and kept out of trouble," said trainer Lisa Latta, who paid $150,000 at Karaka for the horse on behalf of John Street's Lincoln Farms Bloodstock.

The Awapuni horsewoman hinted that Jimmy Lincoln may now go for a break.

"We got a nice track today, but we're heading into the wetter tracks and he's a bit better than that," she said.

After clearing the gates quickly, Jimmy Lincoln travelled comfortably on the fence and he held a strong gallop under Masa Tanaka to beat Come In Spinner, another son of Jimmy Choux, and Van Halen.

"He's still quite green and gawked around," Tanaka said. "I thought I was going to get caught, but he fought really well to the line."

Posted by: Racing Desk AT 02:40 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email