Tuesday, November 3, 2009


In a stallion lineup which includes Victorian Champion Sire, Bel Esprit, boom stallion Statue of Liberty and exciting prospects such as God’s Own, Magnus and Shinzig, it’s easy to overlook a horse like Delzao.
However, despite limited representation, the Encosta de Lago stallion boasts remarkable consistency with his progeny.
To date, Delzao has only had 20 runners with 15 of them returning a cheque, while horses like Banderilla have won by five lengths at Morphettville and Miss Phromily who has only had the five starts for two wins and three placings.
Purple Zone has raced on six occasions for four seconds and a gallant sixth in the Geelong Classic-LR and Microchip Lad has two placings from three starts.
And then of course you have a filly like De Lago’s Choice who even caught the eye of Blind Freddie at Ascot on Saturday (see below) and is bound to get her name in black type shortly.
It’s worth keeping in mind that Delzao’s oldest performers are only 3YOs and he himself didn’t win until he was a spring 3YO, with his benchmark victory over Makybe Diva in the Feehan Stakes-G2 came as a 4YO.

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