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***SOLD*** VIC 4yo MULTIPLE PLACED "Maiden" - Race Fit- 5th at Moonee Valley!

By Von Costa De Hero. 9 starts for 2 seconds and $12,270 (over $14,500 with Vobis bonus') in stakes to date.
*2nd at Cranbourne and Yarra Glen over 1500m.
*4th at Moe 7 a 5th at Moonee Valley beaten 4L 8th December 2017!

Last start was a shocker, trainer said he just didn't want to race that day, he was vetted by stewards post race who found no abnormalities with him, official report stated. "Rider could offer no explanation for the poor performance. Vet reported no abnormalities".

Looks a perfect interstate prospect. All vet tests welcome. First in best dressed!!

He's had his time at metro stable life, where the training fees don't justify pressing on. Perhaps a change of scenery to the country might do the trick?

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Bay geldingFoaled in 2013

SireEncosta de LagoFairy KingNorthern Dancer
VON COSTA DE HERO (AUS) Shoal CreekStar Way
2005PiavonicScenicSadler's Wells
  Piave GirlBrave Salute
DamEncounterTierceVictory Prince
JUST BESS (AUS) Fancy BabeSharpen Up
2001Queen BellottoBellottoMr. Prospector
  Ace QueenSt. Crepe

VON COSTA DE HERO (AUS) (Bay 2005-Stud 2010). Winner at 2, VRC Sires' Produce S., Gr.2. Out of SW Piavonic. Sire of 140 rnrs, 60 wnrs, inc. SW Lord von Costa (VRC AR Creswick Series Final S., L), SP Sea Spray and of Lady Selkirk, Jurasound, Big Red Costa, Everyday Hero - Hero Champion (Sing.), Someday One Day, Trump It, Zefiro, Golden Century, Nouvelle Again, Von Classic Hero, Von Costa Glass, Vonus, Susurri, Abriola, Annrhon, Ritchford, etc.


1st dam

JUST BESS, by Encounter. Winner at 1200m, QTC Bill Briscoe H. Sister to TULLY BELLOTTO. Dam of four named foals, all raced-

Crown Moss (f. by Mossman). 7 wins from 1400m to 1600m, A$207,865, ATC TAB Rewards H., Schweppes H., 2d ATC TAB Place Multi H., 3d ATC Theraces H., Hyland Race Colours H.

Cousin Muscles (g. by Von Costa de Hero). See below.

Glorious Andia (f. by Excites). Placed in Aust.

Miss Milne Bay (f. by Show a Heart). Placed at 3 in Aust. Dam of-

Rustic Miss. Winner at 1050m in Aust.


2nd dam

QUEEN BELLOTTO, by Bellotto. Unraced. Half-sister to UNCONQUERED, TEMPTRESS, WITHOUT PEER. Dam of 11 foals, 9 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

TULLY BELLOTTO (Encounter). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1400m to 1600m, A$178,950, MRC Summoned S., L, Ken King Thoroughbreds Cup H., Gardenvale H., Soorak 2YO H., 2d MRC Tabaret H., MVRC Business Network Luncheon 2YO H., VRC Carl Lang & Rodney Williams H., 3d MRC Wynette H., VRC Collex H., True Course H.

Pan Express. 10 wins at 1200m, 1400m, S$428,884, Singapore TC Class 2 H., Class 3 H.-twice, Benchmark 67 H., Class 4 H.-3 times, Class 5 H.-twice, 2d Singapore TC The Jolly Roger H., Benchmark 95 H., Benchmark 67 H., Benchmark 62 H., Class 4 H.-twice, Class 5 H.-twice, Benchmark 53 H., 3d Singapore TC Class 4 H., Benchmark 62 H.

Just Bess. Winner. See above.

Beijing Magic. 5 wins from 1300m to 2050m in Aust.

Queens Charge. Winner at 1400m in Aust.


3rd dam

ACE QUEEN, by St. Crepe. 5 wins from 2000m to 2450m, South Australian Oaks, Gr.1, WATC Tattersall's Cup, L, SAJC Holdfast Graduation S., Royal Park Graduation S., Toll Gate Graduation S., 2d VRC Oaks, Gr.1, WATC Australian Derby, Gr.1, Perth Cup, Gr.1, 4th WATC December H., L. Half-sister to Spa Boy. Dam of 10 named foals, 7 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

UNCONQUERED (Without Fear). 5 wins from 1200m to 2700m, SAJC Port Adelaide Guineas, Gr.3, St Leger, Gr.3, Chairman's S., VATC Patrobas Welter H., 3d VRC Craftsman H. Sire.

WITHOUT PEER (Without Fear). 6 wins from 1400m to 2250m, SAJC New Year's Gift, L, SGIC Welter H., ABCOS S., Preston Graduation S., Sydney Cove Graduation S., 2d SAJC Black Diamond H., Portland H., Belmore Graduation S.

TEMPTRESS (Without Fear). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 2000m, SAJC Hill-Smith S., L, 2d SAJC Port Adelaide Guineas, Gr.3, Kinscem H., 3d SAJC Oaklands P., L. Dam of-

Silvery Siren. Unraced. Dam of-

St Saviour (St Jude). Winner at 1250m, SAJC McMahon Services H., 2d SAJC Glenelg Sports Store H., VATC Le Pine Funeral Services H., 3d Geelong RC Derby Trial S., L, SAJC Sunsmart S., L, 4th SAJC Sires' Produce S., Gr.3.

Summer Mood. Unraced. Dam of-

Elegant Lady. 2 wins at 1400m, 1550m in Aust. Dam of-

Striking Diamond (Covetous). 4 wins at 1200m, 1600m, S$419,717, Singapore TC Benchmark 90 H., Class 4 H., 3d Singapore Gold Cup, L, Singapore Derby, L, Singapore TC Open H., Class 1 H.

Escoffier. 3 wins from 1900m to 2300m, STC Carinya H., 2d AJC Sponsor's Day 2YO H., 3d AJC Herbert Jones H., Bill Williamson H.

Will Tell. Winner at 1600m, 3d VATC Neville Lindsay H. Dam of-

Divulging. Placed in Aust. Dam of-

Chatz (Yeats). 8 wins from 1200m to 1600m, A$150,185, MVRC Dr John Tickell Luncheon H., SAJC Salisbury North Football Club H., North Eastern Community Hospital H., Air South Learn to Fly H., Meant for Me P., 3d SAJC John D Lee S., L.

Celestial Body (Stargazer). 5 wins from 1200m to 1600m, A$75,110, SAJC Lleyton Hewitt H., Tabform H., Hyperno H., Living Health H., 2d SAJC Course Plus H., 3d SAJC Dr LeWinn's Private Formula S., L.

Ace By. Unraced. Dam of-

Greenbrier Miss. Unraced. Dam of-

Ruthless Ambition (Rubiton). Placed, 2d BTC Astra 2YO H., Become a Member 2YO H., Singapore TC Benchmark 65 H.-twice, Benchmark 67 H., 3d Singapore Guineas, L, 4th Singapore TC Three Rings Trophy, L.


Race Record: 9 Starts 0-2-0 A$14,670.

Placed at 3 in 2016-17 in Aust.


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Cousin Muscles
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Just Bess

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