Ace Bromac, a 4YO gelded son of Falcon Seelster (semen straws still available from Bromac Lodge) and recently sold broodmare Agnes Patron, furthered his good West Australian form on Saturday night, July 14.
A hot $1.60 favourite, Ace Bromac broke early off the 20m line from the stand start in the Westside Auto Wholesale Conditioned Handicap Pace at Gloucester Park, Perth, but was able to quickly recover.
He settled three back on the outer for trainer-driver, Kyle Harper and overpowered fellow 20m-line marker and fellow ex-Kiwi Smackwater Jack by 3.5 metres in a 2:02.6 rate for the 2503m.
Ace Bromac, sold unraced to West Australian interests after qualifying impressively for the Cran Dalgety stable at Ashburton in December, 2016, has now won five of 12 starts and taken a 1:56.9 record.
His dam Agnes Patron (Holmes Hanover-Anna Patron) has a 100 percent starters-to-winners record from her first four to race.
Her chief flag-bearer has been $321,718 earner Aztec Bromac (1:52.3), a winner of 16 races including the 2017 Gr. 2 Queensland Cup and 2016 Gr. 2 Shirley Turnbull Memorial.
Her other winners are Angus Bromac (1:54.3, nine wins & $73,618) and Avalon Bromac (1:56.1, 10 wins & $92,028).
Agnes Patron, now rising 14, is a sister to Albert Patron (1:53, US, 14 wins & $170,027) and a half-sister to Andrew Patron (1:53.8, US, 25 wins & $101,059) and Soky's Patron (1:54.8, US, 15 wins & $79,900).
Ace Bromac's grand-dam Anna Patron (1:55, US, 34 wins & $120,711) is a half-sister to 2001 NZ Oaks winner Shania Patron (1:56.4, 7 wins & $178,330) and another good south winner in No Return (1:58.1, 9 wins & $145,030).
This is the same family of Fifth Edition (1:53.9, 16 wins & $146,235), 2006 NZ Sapling Stakes winner Jackson Street (1:56.6, 16 wins & $150,126), and 2008 NZ Oaks runner-up Angela's Dream (eight wins & $118,244).
The most recent foal from Agnes Patron is a weanling filly foal by a siring brother to Bettor’s Delight in Roll With Joe (1:48.4), the sire of this season’s star Australian 3YO, Ignatius, 1:51.3.
She is foal this year to the young Bettor’s Delight stallion Betting Line (p3, 1:47.2f).
Falcon Seelster’s influence on Australasian racing was also to the fore in New South Wales on Saturday night, featuring as the broodmare sire of stout finisher Dashofluck, who won for the Kevin Pizzuto stable in 1:52.9 (1609m).
Dashofluck, a five-year-old Washington VC gelding from Dreamy Dash (Falcon Seelster-Awesome Dream), has a career best of 1:50. He has won 10 of 24 career starts for $103,150.
Falcon Seelster also featured as the damsire of runaway Melton winner Sofala (4h Safari-Sass And Bling, by Falcon Seelster), who won the C1 Allied Express Pace Final by 25.6 metres in a 1:57 rate (2240m).
This was his third win on end from only six career starts.