Balf's Choice


Sire: Written Tycoon

Dam: Not Jude's Choice

Colour: Bay or Brown

Gender: Gelding

Age: 8 year old

Foaled: Oct 10th, 2012

Country: Australia

Silks: Black, Gold Spots And Cap

Trainer's Name: Ryan Balfour

Career Record: 57-10-3-6

  • Prizemoney
  • Wins
    17.5 %
  • Place
    15.8 %





Bay or Brown geldingFoaled in 2012

SireIglesiaLast TycoonTry My Best
2002Party MissKenmareKalamoun
  Miss EntertainerVain
DamCeltic SwingDamisterMr. Prospector
NOT JUDE'S CHOICE (AUS) Celtic RingWelsh Pageant
1999Queen KathleenAt TalaqRoberto
  Residential StatusHabituate

WRITTEN TYCOON (AUS) (Chestnut 2002-Stud 2007). 2 wins at 2, STC Todman Slipper Trial S., Gr.2. Leading Aust. First Season Sire 2010-11. Sire of 356 rnrs, 250 wnrs, 18 SW, inc. Capitalist (ATC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1), Luna Rossa, Howmuchdoyouloveme, Rich Enuff, Winning Rupert, Tycoon Tara, Music Magnate, Written Dash, Trump, Vibrant Rouge, It is Written, Grand Tycoon, Hot Dipped, Stoker, Super Cash, Shakespearean Lass, Written Up, etc.


1st dam

NOT JUDE'S CHOICE, by Celtic Swing. 4 wins from 1600m to 2050m, SAJC VIP Home Services H., Schweppes H., Lakes Resort Hotel H., Cobdogla & District Club H., 2d SAJC Mortgage Choice P., Pewsey Vale Vineyard H., 3d SAJC Carlton Draught H., Christies Beach Hotel H., SA Great Lunch H. Half-sister to Roedean. Dam of six named foals, five to race, four winners, inc:-

St Gabriel (g. by God's Own). 7 wins from 1800m to 2050m, A$188,830, to 2014-15, SAJC Betfair H., Leukaemia Foundation H., Darley H., Hindmarsh Plumbing H., Adelaide Casino H., Mill Park Stud H., Banner Crew H., 2d SAJC Express Colour Printing H., Sue's 40th Birthday Gift H., Toll Express H., 3d SAJC Projection Graphics H., Pro Paint'n Panel H., Shirley O'Donnell H., Happy 101st Stan Coyle H.

Sebring Warrior (f. by Sebring). Winner at 2, 3d MRC William Hill H., Hyland Sportswear H.

Sebring's Choice (f. by Sebring). 2 wins at 1300m to 2014-15 in Aust.

Balf's Choice (g. by Written Tycoon). Winner. See below.

Exculpation (f. by Magnus). Placed in Aust.


2nd dam

QUEEN KATHLEEN, by At Talaq. Placed in Aust. Half-sister to PRIME ADDRESS, Black Magic. Dam of 11 named foals, 10 to race, 9 winners, inc:-

Roedean (Flying Spur). Winner at 2, A$81,950, VRC Werribee Summer 2YO H., 2d MRC Desirable H., Gardenvale H., 3d MRC Blue Diamond Preview (f), Gr.3, Quezette S., L, Lady Wallace H., Storm Queen H., VRC Silver Bowl Series Final, MRC Silvermoor H., 4th MRC Boronia S., L. Dam of-

Hoylonny (Lonhro). 7 wins from 1200m to 2000m, A$469,330, to 2014-15, ATC Cellarbrations Wingham H., Dooleys H., Rosehill Gardens on Facebook H., Summer Super Saver Ticket H., Go the Swannies H., FAL Construction Group H., Canterbury League Club H., 2d ATC Neville Sellwood S., Gr.3, ATC Cup, L, Winter Cup, L, Endeavour Foundation Recycled Clothing H., Parramatta Generation H., VRC Antler Luggage H., 3d ATC Christmas Cup, L, Free Entry Today H., 4th MRC Autumn Classic, Gr.2.

Burleigh Bullet. 6 wins at 1200m, 1400m, A$143,375, to 2015-16, BRC Makers Mark P., 2d BRC Racing Retro 2YO H., Ipswich TC Melbourne Cup Luncheon P., SCTC Gorgeous H., 3d BRC XXXX H.

Not Jude's Choice. 4 wins. See above.


3rd dam

RESIDENTIAL STATUS, by Habituate. Winner at 1400m, VATC Silver Star Motors H., 2d VRC Rainbird H. Half-sister to DEMUS, Geminet (dam of BAY REGENT). Dam of 6 foals, all raced, 5 winners, inc:-

PRIME ADDRESS (Alzao). 12 wins from 1000m to 2150m, A$481,890, VATC Eclipse S., Gr.3, Werribee Cup, L, VRC Star Sugocasa H., Yearling Sales Welter H., Moonee Valley Functions & Events H., Victoria Amateur Turf Club H., 2d VRC Blamey S., Gr.2, SAJC HIH Insurance Classic H., L, John D Lee S., L, 3d MVRC JRA Cup, L, VATC Barton S., L, Hopetoun H., L, Kilmore Cup, L.

Black Magic (Military Plume). 6 wins to 1400m, A$89,665, AJC Bob Cafe H., Water Company H., Theo Green H., 3d GCTC AAMI Cup, L.

Welcoming. 5 wins to 1300m, SAJC Legacy Widows H. Dam of-

New Status. 5 wins to 1300m, SAJC Spirit Stallion of the Cimarron H., 3d SAJC Holden Astra H. Dam of-

STATUS SYMBOL (Hemingway). 3 wins at 1100m, 1200m, A$268,807, VRC Crown Promenade S., L, MRC Visvanathan Memorial P.H., 2d MRC Betfair H., Derrinstown Stud (Ireland) P., MVRC TEAC Flashback LCD P H., 3d MRC Betfair H., Noel Rundle H., 4th MRC How Now S., Gr.3.

Suburban Blues. 4 wins-2 at 2-to 1200m, MVRC Alister H., SAJC Pierlite Lighting H., Hand Painted Ornamental H., ABCOS Bonus H., 2d SAJC Courtza H., 3d SAJC Forextra H. Dam of-

Bluedanu (Danzero). 5 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m, QTC Paravane 2YO H., 2d QTC CE McDougall S., L, Network Foods 2YO H., SCTC Five Star Series Quality 2YO H. Producer.

Motown Lady (Al Maher). 4 wins from 1000m to 1650m, A$229,042, BRC Hardy Brothers H., Mittys H., 2d BRC Acadia Landscapes P., QTC Heineken 2YO H., BRC Happy 21 & 50 Zack & Mike Innes H., 3d GCTC Magic Millions 2YO Classic, L, QTC Sea Eagle Electrical 2YO P., BRC P.


Race Record: 9 Starts 1-1-2 A$27,080.

Winner at 2000m in 2015-16 in Aust.