Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Following on from Radha Rani’s stakes victory on 30 January, Delago Brom had a memorable Febraury with both Danuapair Starlet (third Wrest Point Stutt Stakes-LR) and De Fine Lago (second AAMI Hobart Cup-G3) adding to the stallion’s black type roster.
Fittingly, they were joined by winners throughout the country and, importantly, a winner in Singapore with Day of Empire (formerly Brom Flyer), trained at Kranji by Michael Freedman.
Indeed, the progeny of Delago Brom are really making a name for themselves in Singapore with Lago Bay (4 wins), Hot Brom and Day of Empire all flying the flag, while John Meagher’s Oblivion joined the team on Sunday (7 March) with a gusty win over 1600m at Kranji.
The Singapore Turf Club’s Craig Brennan writes: Oblivion (pictured below) is an Australian bred galloper who Meagher believes will get over a bit more ground after scoring by a head over Zac Detonator with Brzee 4.25 lengths away third.
Oblivion raced up as though he was going to score a comfortable win after heading Zac Detonator who responded gamely to make a race of it.
Meagher said Oblivion’s dam – the Scenic mare Maid In Monaco – was a “10 furlong winner at Caulfield” and that a step up in distance won’t be against him.
“He’s a relaxed type who should get up to 2000m,” said Meagher. “If he can produce his best at 1800m and 2000m then that will open up his options.”
Oblivion is owned by the Big Valley Stable whose Japanese-bred galloper El Dorado has won the past two Singapore Gold Cups.
“I joked with Masa (Otani – Big Valley principle) that there is still plenty of time to get this bloke to the Gold Cup,” said Meagher. “Afterall, Masa has won the past two Gold Cups with El Dorado.”

Photo courtesy of Singapore Turf Club

Motts on the spot

Full marks to Bendigo trainer Sean Mott and his wife Deanna, whose promising Delago Brom 3YO, Verdasco, ran a head second at Echuca on Sunday (7 March).
This was Verdasco’s first run back in six months and he clearly has a future with the lightly raced gelding scoring easily on debut and running a close up fourth at Moonee Valley during his last prep.
Deanna snapped up Verdasco for just $17,000 at the 2008 Inglis Melbourne Premier: a figure this bloke will bloke will well and truly eclipse in the weeks to come.
Sean has only got a small team but boasts a solid strike rate and was right on the ball at last week’s Melbourne Premier when he and Deanna purchased the Canny Lad – Born Western colt for $80,000 from Eliza Park’s draft.

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