Sunday, January 31, 2010


In what was clearly a red letter day for Eliza Park stallions (Clangalang’s first stakes winner with Geegees Blackflash and a city double to Bel Esprit), Delago Brom produced his third stakes winner when exciting 2YO Radha Rani (below) took out the Motors Elwick Stakes-LR at Hobart yesterday (30 January).
Although the Delago Broms tend to give the impression they improve as they mature, his last two stakes winners have been juveniles – Delago Bolt and now the Terence Evans trained Radha Rani.
Having only her second outing, Radha Rani took a good sit just off the pace and loomed in the last 100m to win running away.
Bred by Andrew Scanlon, Finian Maccana and Ron Banks, Radha Rani was sold at the 2009 Tasmanian Magic Millions yearling sale for $25,000 and it appears to have been a very sold buy.
Interestingly, a Clangalang half brother will be sold (as Lot 153) on 23 February as part of this year’s Tasmanian MM and, given the win of Radha Rani and Clangalang’s Tasmanian Derby-G3 winner Geegees Blackflash on the same program, the yearling colt is likely to be one of the hottest commodities at this year’s sale.
Radha Rani’s mum, Genuine Blonde (by Sandpit), is one of the Apple Isle’s favourite daughters having won the Tasmanian 1000 Guineas-LR and five other races and hails from the family of Silver Slipper-G2 winner Kisses For Kathy.

By the way, full marks to whom ever named Radha Rani.
Radharani (the single word version) is, according to Hindu beliefs, the ‘supreme goddess’ and, given the authority of the equine namesake, she’d be pretty popular around the Evans stable.

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