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Published by in News · 20 October 2018
Arma Hotshot, a 5YO Modern Art mare from the family of Amaretto Bromac, furthered her smart New South Wales record at Wagga on Friday, October 19.
Trained and driven by Neil Day, Arma Hotshot led throughout over the 1755m and cleared out to street her rivals by 18.1 metres in a 1:56.6 rate.
A hot $1.85 favourite, she gave nothing else a chance over her last 400m in 27.5s.
Arma Hotshot, and her siblings, are continuing the good work of the Armalight-Ar Miss family across the Tasman.
A half-sister to Arma The Gun (1:51.9, Aust, eight wins from 14 starts), Arma Naughty (1:55.5, Aust, two wins) and Armalife (1:58.6, Aust, seven wins), Arma Hotshot is now a winner of six from 32 for $55,085.
These four sub-2:00 winners are from the two-win mare Arma The One (Badlands Hanover-Ultimate Arma, by Holmes Hanover-Armalight).
Amaretto Bromac, available for purchase from Bromac Lodge, is a race-placed proven broodmare daughter of Falcon Seelster and Arma Class, a half-sister by Talk About Class to champion mare Armalight, (18 wins & $277,520), the 1981 New Zealand Cup winner and 1982 NZ Harness Horse of the Year.
Both Arma Class and Armalight are daughters of Ar Miss, herself a winner of eight, including the 1972 NZ Oaks and 1971 NZ Sapling Stakes.
Amaretto Bromac, now 11, qualified in a 2:00.8 rate, and placed twice from only five starts.
She is already the dam of Angel Bromac (1:56.9, four wins, runner-up in the 2016 WA Diamond Classic 2YO Final).
Her third foal, Phil Bromac (by Washington VC), sold for $60,000 at last year's NZ Premier Yearling Sale.
Arma Courage (1:58.9, three wins from 21 starts), a Courage Under Fire half-sister to Amaretto Bromac, is also showing broodmare potential.
She is the dam of race-placed two-year-old filly Arma Indie, race-timed in 1:55.2 when second to Princess Tiffany in the Gr. 1 $150,000 Harness Jewels 2YO Fillies Diamond at Cambridge on June 2.
The family was also to the fore in NZ with last month's South Island winners, Sans Le Sou and Immortal Change.
Sans Le Sou, from a Holmes Hanover half-sister to Amaretto Bromac, notched her eighth NZ win for the Alfeld family at Oamaru on September 23.
Sans Le Sou, an eight-year-old Mach Three mare, has amassed nearly $70,000 in earnings when firstly trained at Lincoln by Ricky Alfeld, and now trained for her last two wins by Ricky's daughter, Danni.
She will ultimately add to the family fortunes in the breeding barn, having taken a 1:56 winning mile rate over 2000m, and having been race-placed over 1609m in 1:53.7.
Immortal Change, a four-year-old by Changeover (1:53.4), is from Arma Phoenix, a qualified but unraced Falcon Seelster mare from Ultimate Arma, notched her second win for the Mark Jones stable at Addingon on September 7.
Her grand-dam, Ultimate Arma (one win) has left 10 qualifiers and seven individual race-winners, including Dead Calm (1:58.3, nine NZ wins, two Aust. for $106,023), Arma May Zing (1:59, seven wins from 14 starts) and Cindi Arma (1:56.5, four wins from 19 starts).
She is also the dam of the above-mentioned Arma The One, the dam of Arma Hotshot.

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