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ATB’s Tonza Rossa shows plenty of Zip to win at Stawell

Sep 30, 2013

Promising Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock filly Tonza Rossa finally showed what she is capable of with a stunning maiden victory at Stawell today.

Ridden a treat by Dean Yendall, the Testa Rossa 3yo was ridden for cover in the first half of the race where she appreciated the opportunity to come from behind to make her run.

Yendall pulled her out wide before the turn and she raced to the lead in the straight for a very easy 1.75 length win.

We have had a wrap on this filly from day one.” said ATB’s Darren Dance.

She is not a press button racehorse and requires plenty of work put into her to get her to learn how to race properly.”

The good news is that she did a lot wrong yesterday and still won really in convincing style.”

Her Warrnambool trainer Matthew Williams was also very pleased with the win of Tonza Rossa.

She’s always shown promise but it has taken time to build her confidence and get her to settle in her races,” said Williams.

Now that she knows what to do, we will take her through her grades in similar type short races where the speed is on.”

Tonza Rossa is likely to have her next start at either Kyneton on Friday 11th October or Warrnambool on Thursday 17th October 2013 and let’s hope Zip can continue on her winning way.


DML Security Management Maiden Plate – 1109m

Of $15,000.1st $9,000, 2nd $2,550, 3rd $1,200, 4th $600, 5th $300, 6th to 10th $270
Maiden, Set Weights, Three-Years-Old and Upwards, Apprentices can claim.

Pos SP Horse Trainer Jockey Weight Margin
1 $6.00 TONZA ROSSA M Williams D Yendall 54.0  
2 $3.20 Gold Hoffa P Payne J Childs (a2) 52.0 1.80L
3 $5.00 Leverock D Weir Ms M Payne 58.5 3.00L
4 $10.00 Intossicare M Young Ms N McLean 56.5 4.00L
4 $51.00 Never Give An Inch S Dwyer D Smith 58.5 4.00L
6 $3.60 He’s All Talk S Morrish J Hill 58.5 5.80L
7 $31.00 Solace A J Clarke J Benbow 58.5 6.00L
8 $26.00 The Candyman Can L Farrugia Ms L Meech 58.5 6.50L
9 $11.00 Hoo Ha Ha S Noble Ms S Noble (a4) 54.5 18.50L


Track: Dead 5  Margins: 1.75 len, 1.25 len  Time: 1:06.23