Sunday, April 11, 2010


How good is Delago Brom going? Last Saturday (3 April) he produced his fourth stakes winner with the ultra consistent, Ecstatic Macau (taking out the Director’s Cup-G2 at Taipa), a winner on Thursday with Verdasco, a winner on Friday with Brombed Out and, on Saturday (10 April), stakes winner No. 5 with Danaupair Starlet.
Full marks too for the Hoffelner family who raced Delago Brom and bred both Ecstatic Macau and Danaupair Starlet.
Fittingly, the Hoffelners race Danaupair Starlet and watched yesterday as the classy 3YO defied rivals to take out the Group Three Sportingbet SA Fillies Classic over 2400m at Morphettville.
Racing wide throughout, Danaupair Starlet took the lead 400m out and was left a sitting duck, but showed plenty of grit to pull away and score by a length.
Danaupair Starlet was earlier stakes placed in Tasmania, but this was by far her biggest pay day, taking her earnings to $100k plus from three wins and six placings in 12 starts.
It’s probably fair to say that Delago Brom has thrown everyone a bit: a Group One runnerup at two and fourth in the Blue Diamond at his second start, the son of Encosta de Lago would win the Carbine Club-G3 on Derby Day and the VRC Australian Guineas-G1 at three.
The natural assumption was that he would predominantly produce early comers over shorter courses, but it hasn’t exactly panned out that way. Not to say that he doesn’t produce precocious types … last year’s Black Opal winner, Delago Bolt and 2010 2YO stakes winner Radha Rani, would disprove that theory, but Delago Brom is also gaining renown for the versatility of progeny as they get over more ground.
If you’re looking to breed one to race, it might pay to have a long hard look at Delago Brom.

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