Vinery stallion Testa Rossa sired his latest maiden winner when Testanova scored an impressive victory in the Blues Roots Festival Maiden (1100m) at Bendigo on Thursday.
Testanova (3f Testa Rossa – On Cosmos by Fasliyev) settled in behind the speed and then surged home to claim front-runner Miss Written (Written Tycoon) by a neck.
The winner is raced by Triple Crown Syndications and cost $60,000 from Eliza Park at the 2010 Inglis Melbourne Premier yearling sale. The runner-up is by Eliza Park’s champion first-season sire Written Tycoon.
“She is an honest filly,” jockey Michael Rodd said. “She’s got a good turn of foot and really tries her heart out.”
Testanova was racing first-up for 21 weeks. Trainer Mark Kavanagh had given her a freshener after seconds in her first two starts at Geelong in June and July.
Her dam On Cosmos is an unraced daughter of Listed VATC Tranquil Star Stakes winner Majestic Dawn (Scenic). She foaled a filly by Vinery sire Dubleo on Cox Plate day.
Testa Rossa’s current crop of three year-old stakes winners includes Patinack filly Pane In The Glass (G3 ATC Silver Shadow Stakes), Testa Secret (Listed NZ Castletown Stakes) and Fontelina (Listed BRC Doomben Slipper).
The Vinery based stallion has sired 38 stakes winners including outstanding mare Ortensia who claimed a coveted Group 1 in the Winterbottom Stakes at Ascot last Saturday.
Testa Rossa has 35 yearlings catalogued for the 2012 Gold Coast Magic Millions including a full brother to Ortensia.