Our Echo

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Our Echo
Idesa Bay (AUS) 1998
4 September 2015
Haigslea 4306 QLD, Australia

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Queensland Thoroughbred Incentive Scheme (Registered)

Viva Racing are delighted to offer an outstanding grey colt by underrated sire Top Echelon out of a well performed mare in Idesa Bay who has produced an amazing five foals to race, ALL Winners, including multiple Group placed mare CERBERUS GAL and dual metro winner Nicconi Leggera.

Group 1 Golden Slipper winner Danzero also descends from the family.

The grey colt was a standout at the QTIS March Magic Millions Sales, purchased for $150,000 (plus GST). He is a well put together colt who moves with purpose. He is very strong through the shoulder and hindquarter, looking every bit an early runner.

About the Sire : Top Echelon
One of the country’s most underrated sires who boasts an amazing winners to runner’s ratio of 70%.

He has sired over 60 individual winners including:

RIVER LAD, a 13 time winner which included winning the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap in 2014. Other feature wins included the Group 3 Healy Stakes, Group 3 Darley BRC Sprint and Listed Bribie Handicap. He amassed over $1,760,000 in prizemoney!

The Rockhampton rocket, OUR BOY MALACHI His race record is exceptional with 19 wins from 27 starts, including 11 races in a row. He was a multiple Group 2 winner during his career which included Caulfield Sprint and Expressway Stakes, along with Group 3 Hallmark Stakes. His prizemoney earnings amassed of $946,000.

About the Dam: Idesa Bay
Winner of three races during her career. To date she has produced five foals to race, ALL Winners including:

Cerberus Gal – Metro winner and Group 2, Group 3 and Listed placed during career, including running 2nd to super mare Typhoon Tracy at Mooney Valley. Over $163,000 in prizemoney earned during her brief career on the track.

Off the track she has produced Dundeel Colt that sold for $500,000 at the 2017 Magic Millions Sales, further highlighting the quality of the family.

Niconni Leggera
Dual metro winner as a two and three year old filly who has amassed over $235,000 in prizemoney in her short career to date.

Colt will be will trained by leading Metro and group winning Trainer Matthew Dunn at Murwillumbah.

Top Echelon x Idesa Bay has been paid up for lucrative QTIS and Magic Millions bonus schemes.

Racing partners wanted to race colt in partnership with Viva Racing.

Colt will head to the barrier trails in the next fortnight and will be aimed at the early 2 year old races

Full details available by contacting Mitch Lowe at mitch@vivaracing.com.au or 0427 398 857


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Bay colt       Foaled 2015 

TOP ECHELON Umatilla (NZ)MiswakiMr. Prospector
Dancing Show (USA)Nijinsky
AdvisoryKingston Rule (USA)Secretariat
Civic HopeWhiskey Road (USA)Nijinsky
Grey Mouse (GB)Petingo
Western BeautyBest WesternBletchingly
Idesa (NZ)Idomeneo (GB)

TOP ECHELON (AUS) (Grey 1999-Stud 2003). 2 wins at 2, 2d QTC TJ Smith Classic, Gr.1. Sire of 99 rnrs, 64 wnrs, inc. SW River Lad (BRC Stradbroke H., Gr.1), Our Boy Malachi, Lady Echelon, SP Nickiera, Topping and of Miss Miao, Top Rada, Leveraction, Rosie Posie, Zou der Zee, Captain Tango, Zouzoukakia, Elite Echelon, Ellawisdom, Not Too Sure, Little White Horse, Toptwo, Jonzali, Hot Ice, Etched in Glass, Like Brand New, Top Tassel, etc.


1st dam

IDESA BAY, by Civic Hope. 3 wins at 2, BTC Drake 2YO H., 2d BTC Australian Rugby Union Tony Shaw 2YO H., 3d QTC Easy Now 2YO H. Dam of 7 named foals, 5 to race, all winners, inc:-

Cerberus Gal (f by General Nediym) 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1050m, 1200m, A$163,710, MVRC Pulse Pharmacy Flying H., SAJC Thringy's 40th Bash H., 2d SAJC Yallambee Classic, Gr.2, Dermody Lightning S., L, MVRC Entire Shopfitting 3YO Fillies P., SAJC Robin Gosden 50th H., Hutt Street Centre H., Coffee Club H., Holdfast Insurance 2YO P., 3d SAJC Spring S., Gr.3, RN Irwin S., Gr.3. Dam of-

 Deanna Jean. 3 wins at 1100m, 1250m, A$88,200, SAJC Projection Graphics P., James Boag's Premium H., 2d Oakbank RC Coca-Cola H., SAJC Drink Driving? Grow Up H., Farmers Union Iced Coffee H., J Arkwright Edwards 90th H., 3d SAJC Evright P., Hughes Chauffeured Limousines H., Mac Drink Driving Grow Up H., 4th SAJC Morphettville Guineas, L.

 Nicconi Leggera (f by Nicconi) 3 wins-1 at 2-to 1050m, A$237,600, to 2016-17, BRC Cascade 2YO H., Duporth Tavern 3YO H., 2d BRC John Carroll Electrical H., SQS Haulage 2YO H., 3d BRC Epoca Constructions H., Ipswich TC Ray White Ipswich H., SCTC Sky Thoroughbred Central H.

 Success Baby (g by Magic Albert) 2 wins at 1400m in Malaysia.

 Court Achiever (g by Court Command) Winner at 1200m in Macau.

 Mr Fire Shoes (g by Get Square) Winner at 1000m in Aust.


2nd dam

WESTERN BEAUTY, by Best Western. Unraced. Half-sister to Confidentially (dam of DANZERO). Dam of 6 named foals, all raced, 3 winners, inc:-

 Idesa Bay. 3 wins. See above.


3rd dam

IDESA (NZ), by Idomeneo (GB). 5 wins-1 at 2-from 1300m to 1600m, AJC Malaya Cup, Harbour H., Matraville H., STC Kellyville Graduation S., Marsden Park Graduation S., 2d STC Linley Point Graduation S. Sister to INDIAN JEWEL, half-sister to  Sharab (dam of ARAMIS). Dam of 6 foals, 5 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

Confidentially (f Kaoru Star) 6 wins from 1200m to 1600m, QTC Justincase Welter H., STC Holroyd H., BATC Gold Lager Graduation S., QTC Crusoe H., Grange Graduation S., STC Central H., 2d BATC Doomben S., Gr.3, AJC Chicola H., Vincent O'Brien H., BATC Jumbuck Flying H., STC Carlton H., 3d BATC Today Tonight Cup, L, AJC Gainsborough H., STC Bexley H. Dam of 4 winners-

DANZERO (c Danehill) Second on The 1993-94 Australasian 2YO Classification. 4 wins-3 at 2-to 1200m, A$1,350,900, STC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1, VATC Blue Diamond Prelude, Gr.3, HDF McNeil S., L, VRC Maribyrnong Trial S., L, 2d AJC Sires' Produce S., Gr.1, 3d STC Todman Slipper Trial S., Gr.2, MVRC CS Hayes S., Gr.3. Successful sire.

Megatop (c Prego) 6 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m, A$129,080, WATC Belmont Community H., Easingwold H., BMW 7 Series H., New Year Welter H., Hudson H., 6PR-Easter P., 2d WATC Sires' Produce S., Gr.2, Challenge S., L, RA Rigg Quality H., Cypher Welter H., Mistletoe H., AE Dunn H., Hermit Welter H., Yagan Welter H., Cusack Welter H., Corisande Welter H., Rheem Welter H., 3d WATC Belmont Park Cup, L, Jewel Time Welter H., Rivose Quality H., Ayrville H., Viva H., Corisande Welter H., Primrose Welter H., Gold Seal Welter H., Kings Park Welter H., 4th WATC Fairetha S., L, Belmont Guineas, L, Ascot Gold Cup, L.

 In Confidence. Placed at 2, 3d SAJC Digital Colour 2YO H. Dam of-

PERMISSIVE (f Snippets) 3 wins-2 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m, A$120,700, Illawarra 2YO Classic, L, AJC Smith & Nephew Birmingham 2YO H., STC APN Outdoor H., 3d NSW Tatt's RC Furious S., Gr.2, 4th AJC Keith Mackay H., L, Canonbury S., L. Producer.

 Sworn Secret. Unraced. Dam of 5 winners-

 Gold Sarah. 2 wins at 1600m, 2000m, MVRC Nurses Night H., VRC Clipsal Eclipse H. Dam of-

GOLD SALUTE (g Testa Rossa) 8 wins from 1100m to 1600m, A$576,748, VRC CRV Winter Championship H., L, MRC Zambari H., VRC CRV Winter Championship Heat H., Murray Cox H., MRC Future H., MVRC Direct Alarm Supplies H., 2d MRC Toorak H., Gr.1, VRC Bobbie Lewis H., Gr.3, Sale Cup, MVRC Clang H., 3d VRC Emirates S., Gr.1, MVRC CBUS H., MRC High Caste H., Sir Dane H., 4th Seymour Cup, L.


Race Record: Unraced.