Encosta Filly Could Be A Jewel

17th Jun 2011

Racing And Sports - Thursday, 16 June 2011

Isabelino, an unraced Encosta de Lago filly scheduled to be offered at next week's Inglis Australian Weanling and Bloodstock Sale at Newmarket, could be a future breeding jewel.

She is a half-sister to four winners including Regal Cheer, a G1 winner by the Danehill sire Arena.

Regal Cheer was sold to Darley in 2007 for $900,000 and is one of at least 130 winners in four generations produced at Lomar Park Stud from one of the stud's foundation families.

Close relations include G1 performers Regal Chamber, My Lady's Chamber, and King Pulse and Perth star Kid Choisir.

Among others members of the Isabelino family bred on Lomar Park include G1 winners Razor Sharp, Steel Blade, Super Elegant and Robian Steel.

Isabelino's potential as a broodmare is boosted by her grandam who produced 12 winners and was herself one of 12 winner from her mother.

Isabelino is one of nine females, three of them weanlings, by Encosta de Lago in the 567 ctalogue to be offered from June 22-24.

The first section of the sale is taken up by an impressive 328 lot weanling presentation made up of two select sessions and a general session.

Besides Encosta de Lago top sires represented by weanlings include Lonhro (4), Rock of Gibraltar (8), Tale of the Cat (6), Testa Rossa (2), Bernardini (3), Choisir (7), Commands (4), Danehill Dancer (2), Dane Shadow (5), Dubawi (3), Exceed and Excel (2), Fastnet Rock (12), Hussonet (2), Magic Albert (2), Not a Single Doubt (3), Oratorio (9), Snippetson (9) and Stratum (2).

Younger sires with weanlings includes Astronomer Royal (11), Aussie Rules (7), Casino Prince (7), Duke of Marmalade(8), Dylan Thomas (7). Excites (7), Haradasun (10), Henrythenavigator (9), Holy Roman Emperor (6), Husson (7), Kheleyf (5), Myboycharlie (9), Northern Meteor (7), Shaft (8), Street Sense (3), Teofilo (3), Trotamondo (7), War Pass (4), Wonderful World (6), Written Tycoon (2) and Zizou (2).

Sires of broodmares and fillies supplying progeny to the sale include Anabaa, Arena, A.P. Indy, Canny Lad, Catbird, Centaine, Choisir, Commands, Danehill, Danehill Dancer, Elusive Quality, Encosta de Lago, Flying Spur, Galileo, General Nediym, Giant's Causeway, Hussonet, Last Tycoon, Lonhro, More Than Ready, Nothin' Leica Dane, Octagonal, Redoute's Choice, Red Ransom, Rory's Jester, Rcck of Gibraltar, Royal Academy, Sadler's Wells, Scenic, Stravinsky, Success Express, Tale of the Cat, Testa Rossa, Woodman, Zabeel and Zeditave.

Major sale vendors are Amarina (24 lots – 23 weanlings), Bowness (14 – 13 weanlings), Caithness (10 weanlings), Coolmore (36 – 26 weanlings), Crowning Stone (17 – 9 weanlings), Edinglassie (9 – 7 weanlings), Emerald (24 – 10 weanlings), Emirates Park (14 weanlings), Fairhill (10 weanlings), Holbrook (12 – 11 weanlings), Macquarie (16 - 7 weanlings), Middlebrook (19 - 15 weanlings), Patinack (24 – 20 weanlings), Sledmere (9 – 5 weanlings), Toolooganvale (11 – 5 weanlings), Torryburn (18 - 13 weanlings), Vinery (15 – 6 weanlings), Widden (26 - 15 weanlings) and Yarraman (23 – 17 weanlings).

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