von costa de heroVon Costa De Hero (stallion.com.au)Of interest from a pedigree perspective is the ongoing success of the Northern Dancer/Northern Dancer cross revealed in the pedigree of the short-head runner up, VON COSTA DE HERO. His sire ENCOSTA DE LAGO is a grandson (by SADLERS WELLS own brother, FAIRY KING), while his dam is by SCENIC, a son of SADLERS WELLS. No doubt a mating decided on type while ignoring the conventional “bans of marriage” which would ordinarily have frowned on such intensive (or incestuous) inbreeding.