Thursday, December 31, 2009


LOT 69: Chestnut Filly, TESTA ROSSA – BALTICS

This flashy filly is built to go – and go early. What’s more, she’s by an in-form sire and hails from what is arguably the hottest family in the Australian Stud Book.
Boasting a good rein and nice head, Lot 69 appears to be very precocious and ticks all the right boxes.
Testa Rossa is the sire of over 270 winners – 24 at stakes level – and, importantly, has produced over 80 juvenile winners.
His honour roll includes Testafiable, Rostova, Vormista, Jiang, Publishing and co. while recent stakes performers include Ortensia (WATC Winterbottom Stakes-G2) and Gold Salute (third VRC Emirates Stakes-G1).
Testa Rossa yearlings sold up to $330,000 in 2009 and averaged $46,122.
The first foal of Fusaichi Pegasus mare, Baltics, the filly has a great deal of upside when her racing days are done.
Baltics has been bred right up (her second foal is a filly by Commands and was covered this spring by Exceed and Excel) and is, in turn, a daughter of ‘blue hen’ mare Scandinavia.
A multiple Group winner (by Snippets) who was 4-times Group One placed, Scandinavia has been simply outstanding since retiring to the breeding barn, producing Group One winning sprinter and sire, Magnus; multiple Group winner Wilander and Helsinge, dam of Bel Esprit’s sprinting sensation Black Caviar, a pre-post favourite for the Lightning Stakes-G1 on 30 January.

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