Falcon Seelster's two representatives fought well but had to settle for fourth and sixth respectively in Tuesday's $800,000 Christchurch Casino New Zealand Cup at Addington in Christchurch.
"Falcon's" son Cruz Bromac, who settled four back on the markers, became unbalanced for a couple of strides early in the run home when he had to angle inwards to find racing room but unwound well for fourth.
Thefixer, a stablemate of Cruz Bromac in the Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen stable, made the most of a trail to win by a head in a fast 3:53.9 for the 3200m, with Rasmussen becoming just the second woman driver to win NZ's famous race.
A former Queenslander, Natalie Rasmussen joins Victorian reinswoman Kerry Manning, as the female-winning NZ Cup drivers, with Manning having won the 2015 race with Arden Rooney.
Thefixer, having just his 16th race start, scored narrowly over a gallant NSW visitor Tiger Tara, who moved up parked over the last mile.
Dream About Me, a stablemate of Thefixer and Cruz Bromac in the Purdon/Rasmussen stable, set up a strong pace but was outfinished in the closing stages, finishing third.
Cruz Bromac, who gets a chance for another Group One win in Friday's $200,000 Woodlands New Zealand Free-For-All, finished less than two lengths from the winner.
Jack's Legend, from a Falcon Seelster mare in Larissa Rose, was given a good run on the outer by Zachary Butcher and battled for sixth.
Another Purdon/Rasmussen runner in Eamon Maguire ran on late to finish fifth.
Jack's Legend, a former Jewels winner, was unable to improve on his second to Lazarus in the NZ Cup of 12 months earlier.
"Falcon" also featured on the day as the dam-sire of third-placed Pat's Delight in the $30,000 Group Three Laura Fergusson Trust (Junior) Free-For-All.
Falcon Seelster, despite being humanely put down in 2011, has frozen semen still available from Bromac Lodge this breeding season.