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Balf's Choice

Horse Details

Balf's Choice is a six year old bay gelding trained by Ryan Balfour based in Morphettville 1, and is originally from Australia. His sire is Written Tycoon and he is out of the dam Not Jude's Choice.

He has won over distances from 1400 to 2000 metres, and his biggest payday was in the group LR $150,000 Godolphin Seymour Cup at Seymour over 1600 metres on October 22nd 2017 when he took home $90,000. Jockey Joe Bowditch brought the gelding home to win by 0.2 lengths.

Career Summary

Career Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Synth Firm Good Soft Heavy
44:10-3-5 0:0-0-0 0:0-0-0 3:0-0-0 1:0-0-1 0:0-0-0 30:3-2-4 13:7-1-0 0:0-0-0
First Up Second Up
7:1-0-1 6:2-0-0

Career Form

Date Pos Mrg Track   Dist Race Name SP Jockey Wgt Prize In-Run
18/05/19 11 5.3 Morphettville 1600 Robert/Fay Gerard R A Lee Stks $19 D Dunn 56 - 1...1,2,3
04/05/19 2 1.3 Morphettville 1600 Triple M Hcp $7 W Pike 56.5 17k 3...3,3
13/04/19 5 2.3 Morphettville 1600 Ro's Golf Trip (Bm90) $6 C Macfarlane 57.5 2k 4...5,4
30/03/19 1 1.8 Morphettville 1600 Maughan Theim Ford (Bm90) $7 S Price 59 28k 4...2,2
16/03/19 9 3.9 Flemington 1600 All-Star Mile $201 S Price 59 90k 7...5,6
16/02/19 7 4.2 Morphettville 2040 Holdfast Insurance B'day Cup $15 S Price 59 1k 6...7,8,8
09/02/19 3 2.1 Morphettville 1600 Holdfast Insurance (Bm90) $5.5 C Macfarlane 56 4k 5...6,6,6
19/01/19 4 0.4 Morphettville 1800 Holdfast Insurance (Bm90) $6 H Grace 56.5 2k 7...7,7,6
26/12/18 6 6.9 Caulfield 1700 Mrc Lord Stakes $5.5 C Parish 56.5 2k 6...6,6
08/12/18 1 0.2 Morphettville 1600 Terry Howe Printing (Bm90) $5 C Parish 58.5 28k 4...4,4
24/11/18 4 2.7 Morphettville Parks 1400 Table And Chair (Bm86) $21 N Punch 57.5 2k 7...8,8
Spelled for 139 days
07/07/18 9 7.5 Gawler 1700 Gawler Central Fc (Bm86) $14 A Chan 58.5 0.6k 2...6,7
23/06/18 9 4.7 Flemington 1400 Brian Beattie Hcp $21 D Oliver 55 2k 8...8,7
02/06/18 7 5.2 Morphettville Parks 1550 Anthony Scopelitis Mem. (Bm90) $11 R Sakai 59.5 0.6k 5...4,4
19/05/18 7 2.9 Morphettville 1600 Robert/Fay Gerard R A Lee Stks $41 J Bowditch 56 3k 8...7,8
05/05/18 8 5.1 Morphettville 1600 Carbine Club Hcp $9 J Bowditch 58.5 1k 5...6,5
28/04/18 4 5.2 Morphettville Parks 1400 City Of Adelaide Hcp $16 J Bowditch 57.5 4k 6...7,7
Spelled for 161 days
18/11/17 9 9.5 Sandown Hillside 1800 Eclipse Stakes $9 J Kah 57.5 - 12...12,12
07/11/17 4 2.5 Flemington 1800 James Boag's Premium Stakes $16 K McEvoy 55 7k 2...2,2
22/10/17 1 0.2 Seymour 1600 Godolphin Seymour Cup $18 J Bowditch 54 90k 4...4,4,4
30/09/17 5 2 Morphettville 1800 Tokyo City Cup $2.9F J Kah 57 2k 1...1,1,1
13/09/17 1 2.8 Balaklava 1600 The Advertiser Balaklava Cup $6.5 W Pike 54 64k 1...1,1,1
26/08/17 5 2.7 Morphettville 1600 Schweppes (Bm82) $4 M Neilson 60 0.9k 6...5,5
12/08/17 1 2 Morphettville Parks 1550 Irish Race Day - 2nd Sept-Bm82 $1.9F M Neilson 58.5 26k 6...6,6,5
29/07/17 1 1 Morphettville 1600 Schweppes (Bm82) $2.45F J Kah 56.5 26k 9...8,5
15/07/17 1 3.8 Morphettville Parks 1400 Steve Holloway (Bm82) $4.8 J Kah 54 26k 9...8,3
01/07/17 1 1.5 Morphettville 1600 Mac Drink Driving?grow Up-Bm70 $9 J Kah 57 18k 10...10,10,7
21/06/17 4 2 Balaklava 1416 Phyllis O'Dea (Bm70) $16 T Pannell 57 0.8k 7...7,7
Spelled for 144 days
28/01/17 4 5.4 Morphettville 2040 Quayclean (Bm82) $3.5 T Pannell 54 2k 3...4,4,2
14/01/17 2 0.1 Morphettville Parks 1950 Medallion Homes (Bm70) $3.2 T Pannell 56.5 5k 3...4,6,5
07/01/17 7 4.9 Caulfield 1700 Ian Morrison (Bm70) $5.5 D Dunn 57.5 2k 6...7,8
26/12/16 3 3.5 Caulfield 1600 Allan Wicks (Bm70) $10 D Oliver 57.5 7k 3...4,3
10/12/16 3 1.5 Flemington 1600 Cafe Adamo (Bm70) $15 D Oliver 57.5 7k 7...3,4
26/11/16 4 1 Morphettville 1600 Advanced Transport Refgn.-Bm64 $7 D Caboche 56.5 1k 11...11,12
09/11/16 1 3.3 Balaklava 1410 Plains Producer Newspaper-Bm60 $7 M Poon 57.5 10k 5...5,5
Spelled for 169 days
23/05/16 1 0.1 Mildura 2000 Murray Mallee Racing Mdn $1.75F H Coffey 58.5 11k 2...2,2,2
13/05/16 3 0.9 Geelong Synthetic 1900 Silvan Ridge Mdn Plate $5 J Childs 58 2k 2...2,2,2
26/04/16 2 2.8 Ballarat 1600 C.E. Bartlett Mdn Plate $8.5 S Arnold 58 4k 6...6,8
13/04/16 5 3.2 Balaklava 1300 Tpi Trophy Mdn Plate $10 T Pannell 57 - 2...2
04/04/16 3 1.5 Mildura 1100 Welcome Mark Alvey Mdn Plate $6.5 J Cartwright 58 2k 3...3
Spelled for 98 days
28/12/15 7 4.3 Gawler 1500 Adel. Galvanising Indust. Mdn $14 T Pannell 57.5 - 3...2,3
02/12/15 5 2.6 Balaklava 1310 Metro Property Mdn Plate $7 D Caboche 54.5 - 3...5
21/11/15 6 6.5 Morphettville Parks 1250 Adelaide Galvanising (Bm70) $61 D Caboche 53.5 0.4k 6...7
Spelled for 174 days
30/05/15 9 8.9 Morphettville 1200 Farmers Union Iced Coffee Hcp $41 C Jones 55 0.4k 8...9

Record by Track

Track Starts Wins WSR% Placed PSR% LSP Prize Money
Morphettville 17 4 24% 6 35% +6.45 $133,630
Morphettville Parks 7 2 29% 3 43% -0.3 $63,140
Balaklava 5 2 40% 2 40% +8.5 $74,000
Gawler 2 0% 0% -2 $600
Mildura 2 1 50% 2 100% -0.25 $12,600
Ballarat 1 0% 1 100% -1 $3,910
Geelong Synthetic 1 0% 1 100% -1 $1,600
Flemington 4 0% 1 25% -4 $105,950
Caulfield 3 0% 1 33% -3 $11,200
Seymour 1 1 100% 1 100% +17 $90,000
Sandown Hillside 1 0% 0% -1 $0

Record by State

State Starts Wins WSR% Placed PSR% LSP Prize Money
South Australia 31 8 26% 11 35% +12.65 $271,370
Victoria 13 2 15% 7 54% +6.75 $225,260

Record by Jockey

Jockey Starts Wins WSR% Placed PSR% LSP Prize Money
Caitlin Jones 1 0% 0% -1 $430
Dylan Caboche 3 0% 0% -3 $1,540
Todd Pannell 5 0% 1 20% -5 $6,600
Josh Cartwright 1 0% 1 100% -1 $1,600
Steven Arnold 1 0% 1 100% -1 $3,910
Jordan Childs 1 0% 1 100% -1 $1,600
Harry Coffey 1 1 100% 1 100% +0.75 $11,000
Matthew Poon 1 1 100% 1 100% +6 $10,000
Damien Oliver 3 0% 2 67% -3 $16,400
Dwayne Dunn 2 0% 0% -2 $1,600
Jamie Kah 5 3 60% 3 60% +11.25 $71,000
Matthew Neilson 2 1 50% 1 50% -0.1 $26,400
William Pike 2 1 50% 2 100% +4.5 $81,000
Joe Bowditch 4 1 25% 1 25% +14 $97,900
Kerrin McEvoy 1 0% 0% -1 $6,750
Ryusei Sakai 1 0% 0% -1 $600
Alfred Chan 1 0% 0% -1 $600
Nathan Punch 1 0% 0% -1 $1,800
Cory Parish 2 1 50% 1 50% +3 $29,900
Harry Grace 1 0% 0% -1 $1,800
Chelsea Macfarlane 2 0% 1 50% -2 $5,700
Simon Price 3 1 33% 1 33% +4 $118,500

Record by Track Condition

Track Condition Starts Wins WSR% Placed PSR% LSP Prize Money
Soft 13 7 54% 8 62% +23.65 $235,930
Good 30 3 10% 9 30% -3.25 $259,100
Synth 1 0% 1 100% -1 $1,600

Record by Year

Year Starts Wins WSR% Placed PSR% LSP Prize Money
2015 4 0% 0% -4 $870
2016 9 2 22% 7 78% -0.25 $43,610
2017 14 6 43% 7 50% +28.65 $266,350
2018 9 1 11% 1 11% -4 $42,800
2019 8 1 13% 3 38% -1 $143,000
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