Bruce James and Jeff Foden are both terrific supporters of Eliza Park and the Victorian breeding industry.
So, it was great to see their homebred Delago Brom mare, Stella Delago, lob for them at Moonee Valley on Monday (5 April), winning the Legends After The Last Handicap over 1200m.
It was the third win for the gutsy mare and her trainer Lyn Tolson, but the first in town.
Based on the performance, it won’t be her last.
Out of the Demus mare, Stella Brillante, Stella Delago’s family is a little light on black type but they’re all winners.
Stella Brillante (who visited Delago Brom for the third time last spring), is the dam of two winners from two to race, Stella Brillante won four races for her dam Speedbird, and the third dam – Skim – produced eight to race, all of them winners, including Sydney campaigners Picco (19 wins) and Fear None (10 wins).
Call us a little biased (OK, call us a lot biased), but Delago Brom (below) is one of the most underrated stallions in the country.
A son of Encosta de Lago, Delago Brom rarely gets a mention but has produced some 90 winners … 39 this season … snared a Group Two victory in Macau the other night (Ecstatic Macau) … won a stakes race with his 2YO Radha Rani in January … finished runnerup in the Hobart Cup-G3 with De Fine Lago … grabbed a black type third on the same day with Danaupair Starlet … and popped up with a cracking fourth from Delago Bolt in the Royal Sovereign Stakes-G2 at Randwick.