Beau Rossa ridden by Jamie Kah in a previous win (Scott Barbour/Racing Photos)

The ever consistent Beau Rossa added another top race to his CV on Saturday with victory in the Listed Lightning Stakes (1050m) at Morphettville.
Just two starts ago, the now four-year-old won the Group 2 Tobin Bronze Stakes (1200m) at the same track for local trainer Will Clarken.
His last race going into Saturday’s contest was the Group 1 Goodwin Handicap (1200m) where he was unplaced.
Beau Rossa was bred by Three Bridges Thoroughbreds in partnership with Kym Hughes.
He is by Three Bridges late stallion, the Group 1 winning Unencumbered (Testa Rossa x Blizzardly).
Beau Rossa was offered by Three Bridges at the 2019 Adelaide Yearling Sale where he was sold for $80,000 to Clarken and fellow South Australian trainer David Jolly who does a bit of bloodstock work for the younger trainer.
Clarken said Beau Ross was super on Saturday as he notched his fifth win from 10 starts to take his prize money to $368,000.
He admitted that they tried a bit harder at the 2019 sales and spent a bit more.
“It has paid off, and we had a really good year that year,” Clarken said.
“We bought him and the other filly that ran in the Lightning (Naleigh who was offered by Rosemont Stud) but she hasn’t won a lot of prizemoney yet, but she’ll win races and I think we sold eight to Hong Kong from the same draft,” Clarken said.
“We had a particularly good year.’’
Clarken said he was undecided where to head next with Beau Rossa but said a race like the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield in September would suit the horse. He said there were other listed races as options leading into the big race at Caulfield, including the Group 3 Spring Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville on August 14.
“I think there is a listed race for him in Melbourne about seven days after the Spring Stakes,” he said.
“In the Spring Stakes, he will have to go up against Behemoth and another horse of mine, Ironclad, but he’ll be short of a run.
“The Golden Eagle is there for him as well, so there are plenty of big races.”
Clarken said he was attracted to Beau Rossa at the yearling sales as he had a good mare by Testa Rossa that had a similar frame.
“I didn’t mind his dam (My Choisir) that was trained over here by Paul Seater. Maybe that did a little bit for me.
“He was a really, really good type that needed a bit of time, and that was about it.”
Clarken said Beau Rossa wasn’t dissimilar at the same age as the dual Group 1 winning Behemoth that finished fourth in the $7.5 million Golden Eagle.
“They are similar in more ways than one,” Clarken said.
Three Bridges’ Peter Liston said Beau Ross kept showing that he is a good horse and he could be the one to provide Unencumbered with his first Group 1 winner.
“Every Magic Millions two-year-old winner that has stood at stud has left at least one Group 1 winner and Unencumbered hasn’t got his yet – this might be the one,” Liston said.
“We have got a few in training ourselves, but this one is showing the most at this stage. We have got six or seven in the system.”