|Australia's hottest sire,
Encosta de Lago, has done it again!
Fresh from a
sizzling May around Australia, the young sire sensation was represented by another
metropolitan double, this time at Melbourne headquarters, Flemington.
Yesterday was a marevellous Monday for Encosta de Lago and
weren't the trainers talking up Victoria's most popular stallion.
"He's incredible Encosta de Lago," Aquanita
trainer Robert Smerdon said after his Encosta filly Maicostus scored an impressive win.
"They race and they win. He's a top value sire and
it's great to have him here in Victoria," Smerdon added.
"Maicostus is the only Encosta de Lago I have in
training, but I certainly wouldn't mind a few more. She's so professional and there's
still more improvement in her," Smerdon said of his filly who'd won her third race
from just eight starts.
The Hughes family, based at Flemington, unearthed one of
Encosta de Lago's star juveniles this season last year in the shape of Delago Brom. Now
they've done it again!
The latest star of the Tommy Hughes Jnr stable is the well
bred gelding Titanic Jack. Titanic Jack is unbeaten from two starts.
"He's a real nice horse," Hughes Jnr said after
his effortless four and three quarter length win.
Hughes says the gelding would have a run at Moonee Valley
in a fornight in what he is tipping is a race to provide "money for jam."
With leading trainers scrambling for superlatives to
describe their Encosta de Lago's, there's little wonder the demand for the son of Fairy
King is sky high.
A Group One winner on the track Encosta de Lago is again
standing the 2002 season at Victoria's Blue Gum