Extreme Choice enjoys winning double on landmark weekend

Exciting young stallion Extreme Choice sired a winning double on Saturday to register his first winners on both sides of the Tasman.

The Newgate Farm-based stallion wasted no time in siring his first winner in New Zealand, with the heavily backed Palamos scoring impressively at Te Rapa by a comfortable two lengths.

Shortly after Palamos saluted it was the turn of Tiger of Malay, who made a winning debut at Randwick in the ATC Kirkham Plate (1000m).

Ridden by Jason Collett for Richard and Michael Freedman, Tiger Of Malay finished determinedly from midfield to defeat Snitzel filly Snerda by a half-length.

A dual Group 1 winner by Not a Single Doubt, Extreme Choice has made an exciting start to his stud career with two winners and the stakes-place-getter Extreme Warrior from his first five starters – a beginning made all the more impressive by the fact he had just 48 foals in his first crop.

One of those 48 is Triple Crown filly Choix De La Mer, who recently returned to Peter & Paul Snowden’s Randwick stables following a short break.