La Petite Coco To Be Offered At Tattersalls December Mares Sale
LA PETITE COCO, who gave trainer Paddy Twomey his first Group 1 winner when landing the Group 1 Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh in June, is yet another Group 1 winning filly in training to be confirmed for the forthcoming Tattersalls December Mares Sale which takes place November 28th to December 1st. The four year old daughter of Derby winner RULER OF THE WORLD promises to be amongst the highlights of a stellar lineup in the new Sceptre Session on Tuesday 29th November.
Owned by Team Valor, LA PETITE COCO has won five of her ten lifetime starts including the Group 2 Blandford Stakes and the Group 3 Give Thanks Stakes in addition to her Group 1 triumph over 10 furlongs in the Pretty Polly Stakes. LA PETITE COCO was also a gallant third behind five time Group 1 winner and current Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe second favourite ALPINISTA in the Group 1 Yorkshire Oaks and is currently the highest rated four year old filly in Ireland with an official rating of 115.
Now in their 35th year, ownership group Team Valor's wholly commercial policy has resulted in sales of numerous top class performers and influential broodmares including MANFATH, with Japanese Derby winner and top sire KING KAMEHAMEHA in utero, SCARLETINI, carrying 2019 Australian Derby winner ANGEL OF TRUTH, and Grade 3 winner KIROV PREMIERE whose Grade 1 American Oaks winning daughter CESARIO is now the dam of three Northern Farm bred Group 1 winning Japanese Champions, EPIPHANEIA, LEONTES and SATURNALIA.
Bred in Ireland by Bernd and Ute Schone, LA PETITE COCO is from the third crop of Derby winner RULER OF THE WORLD out of the unraced KÖNIGSTIGER mare LA PETITE VIRGINIA who is herself a half sister to outstanding German Derby winner LAVIRCO as well as German Group 2 and Group 3 winners LAVERON and LYONELS GLORY. LA PETITE COCO’s great grandam LA DORADA, herself the highest rated German two year old filly of her generation was also a multiple Stakes producer and the the grandam of multiple Group 1 winning German Champion and influential sire LOMITAS.
LA PETITE COCO will be consigned from Paddy Twomey’s Athassel House Stables and Twomey commented;
“La Petite Coco will always be special to me and the team at Athassel House as our first Group 1 winner. She is a hugely talented filly and has beaten some very smart fillies in the course of her career, not least dual Classic winner Love, when she won the Group 2 Blandford Stakes last year. She has all the qualities you want in a race filly and a broodmare. She is a good looking filly with a wonderful temperament and a huge pedigree, and she tries her heart out every time she runs.”
Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony added;
“The Team Valor owned La Petite Coco is another wonderful Group 1 winning filly coming to this year’s Tattersalls December Sale. Similar to Alcohol Free and Saffron Beach, she combines outstanding ability with looks and pedigree and she will be another highlight of our new Sceptre Sessions which are already shaping up to be a bit special.”