Classy Choice

Trainer: Joseph O'Brien (Ire) Race type: Flat
Age: 3 yr old Description: Bay Gelding
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Purchased at the GOFFS PREMIER YEARLING SALE, ELZAAM is a sire we have done very well with from our Listed winning and Group 2 and 3 placed filly Clem Fandango. He is 'PLUS 10 BONUS' qualified. Read more here:

We are thrilled to welcome Champion Jockey turned multiple Group 1-winning trainer Joseph O'Brien to the MPR Training team: Probably THE rising star in the training ranks, from either side of the Irish Sea. His achievements since taking out a recent training license have proven nothing short of phenomenal, sending out Breeders Cup, St Leger, Royal Ascot, Cheltenham Festival and now TWO Melbourne Cup winners, no less!

Here, we have a quite outstanding individual, blessed with great substance, scope and great movement too. He backs that up with a fantastic young sire in Elzaam and a mare who has already produced a full brother, rated in excess of 100. We’ve had to dig quite deep to secure him, but given Joseph trains one of the very best progeny of the sire, in the Group race winning WAITINGFORTHEDAY, he seemed the perfect trainer for the horse. 

Racing Update: He is the most gorgeous horse and has a stride to die for. Was bred to be a 2yo come 3yo, but we couldn’t have got him more wrong. He’s a late maturing 3yo now who will progress throughout 2021. With Joseph at the helm, there’s no better person to come up with, and implement a plan, which is to earn a handicap mark, before stepping up in trip. Looks destined for a productive Flat campaign this season before going hurdling in the Winter, all being well. He has a lovely, long stride on him and shapes like a stayer rather than a sprinter. In this weeks update, Joseph says: “Classy Choice has progressed well from his last work and is just about ready to get started now and is a horse we think should be competitive in handicap company. We were happy with what we saw from him today in the video below." 

Here are the latest video updates on him:


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Appleyard Drive
North Lincolnshire
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