Champion sire Encosta de Lago had a huge weekend with his fillies, Costa Viva (3f Encosta de Lago x Vivavious Spirit, by Bel Esprit) taking the Group I NZ Thousand Guineas in New Zealand and Miss Rose de Lago (3f Encosta de Lago x Crimson Dawn, by Fasliyev) landing the Group III WATC Champion Fillies Stakes at Ascot in Perth.
Trained by Simon Miller, Miss Rose de Lago led throughout to win the 1600 metre contest by a length as a short priced favourite and has now won three of five with prizemoney in excess of $220,000.
A $210,000 Magic Millions purchase for Barry and Jan McRostie from the draft of Coolmore, Miss Rose de Lago is the best of three winners from Crimson Dawn (GB), a Fasliyev daughter of Group I winner Mail the Desert.
Crimson Dawn has a yearling colt by High Chaparral and foaled again to the same sire this year leaving another colt.
The sire of 97 stakes-winners, 20 of them Group I winners, Encosta de Lago is fast closing in on his century of stakes-winners and stands at Coolmore this season at $55,000.