Lot 653 b c More Than Ready – Costarosa (Encosta De Lago) $180,000 (draft: Cambridge Stud)
“He’s a real get up and go son of More Than Ready,” said David Ellis. “Out of a mare by champion broodmare sire Encosta De Lago, out of a Flying Spur mare, out of Rory’s Jester mare, so the speed genetics are abundant in this colt.”
“They were all top quality and champion stallions that have become great broodmare sires.”
Dam Costarosa is a half-sister to Members Joy (Hussonet) who has left two-year-old stakes winner Pure Elation (I Am Invincible) in Australia, a very good filly that impressively won the Percy Sykes (Gr. 2, 1200m) as a two-year-old at Randwick.
“He’s an incredibly exciting horse for us to buy and to get a colt with the quality of stallions in his family is really good value buying,” Ellis said.
“We aim to have him racing early next season in the spring, preparing for the Karaka Million and the Sistema Stakes next year.”