TESTA Rossa duo There’s Only One and Sienna Red got punters off on the right note when they won the opening events on the Moonee Valley and big Warwick Farm cards within 20 minutes of each other on Saturday.
The pair have together won their past six starts with Melbournian There’s Only One making it four on end to cement her reputation as one of the State’s most promising gallopers.
Trained by unabashed Testa Rossa fan, Peter Moody, There’s Only One has won 5 of her 10 starts, two at Hillside and one each at Flemington and Moonee Valley.
Moody has trained a string of high class Testa Rossa progeny including the stallion’s Group 1 SAJC Derby (2500m) hero Testafiable.
Meanwhile in Sydney Joe Pride’s hardy mare Sienna Red made light work of her rivals powering away to win the Fernwood Moorebank Handicap (1600m) following a recent midweek win at Canterbury earlier in this month.
The four-year-old mare has more than reasonable dose of Vinery about her being delivered from the Red Ransom mare, Seattle Red.
“It’s not easy for horses to put together repeat wins but the Testa Rossa’s seem to be able to do it with unbelievable frequency,” says Vinery’s Conor Phelan.
“They seem to thrive on racing and that’s why he has got this reputation around the place as the “trainer’s sire”. They can race often and always put in and handle the rise in class and or distance.
“There’s Only One has gone from 1400 to 2040m winning all of her last four starts at three different tracks which is a great effort from the horse and the trainer. She just keeps getting the job done and I think that’s so much the way with the Testa’s.”
Testa Rossa is currently placed fourth on the General Sires’ rankings with 8 winners of 10 races so far.
The stallion has been a Top Ten sire for many season’s and finished fourth on the National Sire roster by number of individual winners for two of the past two seasons.