Encosta Colt continues it's winning run
10 Sep 2008
Gooree Stud has produced several winners of late with horses sold through the major sales venues namely, Percussive, Wookah, Typhoon Zed, Champagne Harmony. Those horses they have kept to race Dreamscape and Ashikaga along in particular the Encosta de Lago colt Fight and Defend is making a big impact following an impressive win at Randwick on the 9th of Sptember.
Fight and Defend is the fifth foal of the Broad Brush mare Steamheat (USA), a half-sister to the stakes-winner Queen of the Hill, a winner of five races including the Group three MRC How Now Stakes.
Midfield on first up in a solid metropolitan maiden at Kembla which was won by Predatory Pricer on August 6, Fight and Defend has now won it's following two starts leading for most of the way on the 9th of September. The result was a win by two lengths over 1550 metres in a Ratings 72 event.
“He has a fantastic cruising speed,” said trainer Gai Waterhouse, who has the colt entered for races such as the Spring Champion Stakes, Caulfield Guineas and Cox Plate. “He ran terrific and will just keep improving.”
“Mr Cojuangco, under the guidance of Andrew Baddock, decided to change the bowling a few years ago and went to some of the leading stallions as you saw here today with Encosta de Lago, along with Redoute’s Choice, Choisir and FuPeg, and the proof is in the pudding," explained Waterhouse.
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