‘Remarkable’ Mia Tesoro set for possible Australia date

Fellowes mare may have run her last race

  • Monday 18 February
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Mia Tesoro is set to head to the covering sheds after increasing her value with a career-best performance to finish second in the Group Two Balanchine at Meydan.

A Listed winner at Nottingham last summer, the six-year-old put in good late work last Thursday to secure the runner-up spot behind Poetic Charm, who had beaten her much further in the Cape Verdi four weeks earlier.

Mia Tesoro is likely to be covered by Australia, winner of the English and Irish Derbies and Juddmonte International in 2014.

“She’s been amazing,” said her trainer Charlie Fellowes.

“To think she came to the yard rated 57, and there she is running second in a Group Two in Meydan, is remarkable.

“We went over to Dubai for that reason, to try to get some Group placing. We achieved that – here’s nothing out there for her now.”

A second career therefore beckons.

Fellowes added: “As far as I know, the plan is to bring her home, and she’s probably going to be covered by Australia at Coolmore – and then we’ll see.

“She could come back into training for a couple of months, or that could have been her last race. We’ll leave that up to the racing manager.”

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