So near, yet so far …
Delago Brom is rapidly becoming the toast of Tasmanian punters with three black type horses in a week, kicking off with Radha Rani’s victory in the TRC Elwick Stakes-LR for 2YOs on 30 January.
The stakes winning tally nearly became three at Hobart yesterday (8 February) when, firstly, Danaupair Starlet ran third to Tio Rossa in the Wrest Point Strutt Stakes-LR over 2100m before De Fine Lago ran on strongly for second in the AAMI Hobart Cup-G3 over 2200m.
Bred by the Hoffelner family, which raced Delago Brom and many of his progeny (including Danaupair Starlet’s 4-time winning brother Otto’s Delight), Danaupair Starlet is out of the Danasinga mare Danaupair, in turn a daughter of Caught Kanudling, a half sister to six winners including stakes winners Governor’s Bay, Heavenly View and Zemindar.
De Fine Lago (below) must be considered a very good chance in the $300,000 AAMI Launceston Cup-G3 on 24 February following his rollicking second to the enigmatic Growl in yesterday’s Hobart Cup.
Now the winner of five races (and five placings) from 16 starts, De Fine Lago won three straight for Tony Vasil in late ’09, including a 2500m event at Moonee Valley and tripped to Tassie fresh from a third in the Rokk Ebony Cup at Caulfield on 26 January.
Bred by Diana Anceschi, De Fine Lago is out of the Flying Spur mare Fine Glass who, sadly, died in September 2008 leaving just one more foal: a 2YO by Testa Rossa called Speediness.
A Launceston Cup would be a fitting result for both the ultra consistent De Fine Lago and Diana.
Delago Brom is now the sire of eight stakes horses including Brom Brom, Delago Bolt and Radha Rani.