Late Bromac Lodge founder, Bob McArdle, would be chuffed about the good form of NZ-bred mare Shecandance at Yonkers Raceway, New York, in recent weeks.
Shecandance (4m A Rocknroll Dance-Nemesis Choice), is a grand-daughter of Ingrid Bromac, a Boyden Hanover-Idle Joyce mare, the late Robert McArdle raced to win twice from 12 starts under the guidance of his good mate, the late Templeton trainer Reg Curtin.
Nemesis Choice (p3, 1:59, 1700m), the now defunct dam of Shecandance, won five including a Hydroflow Fillies Series Heat, and ran second in a Southland Oaks Final.
She was a half-sister to another useful filly in Nero’s Choice (three wins including a Timaru Nursery Stakes), has also bred on, becoming the grand-dam of the smart winners Normie (10 Australasian wins, including a Vict. MHRC Cup, 1:54, US), Amakudari (eight wins, 1:59.8, 1950m) and Zatta (1:52.2, US, three NZ wins, 27 USA wins).
Nemesis Choice left another good filly, first-up, in Miss Bubbles (1:56.7, Aust, nine wins & $173,384), including a North Island Breeder Stakes and a NSW Raith Memorial, and seven other individual winners, including the smart Free Falling (1:53.7, Aust 15 wins & $102,452).
Miss Bubbles has also bred on leaving former smart Canterbury pacer Major Bubbles (1:51.8, US, 22 wins & $172,506), Mac Bubbles (1:57.1, seven wins) and Frizzante (p3, 1:58.7), dam of the useful Fizzing (p3, 1:55.2 15 wins & $135,811).
Shecandance (1:56.6, mile rate, 1980m, NZ) won twice, and was eight times placed in 20 NZ starts for breeder Ronne Dawe and firstly for Rangiora trainer, Phil Burrows, and her last four starts for Robert Dunn, before being sold to the USA.
Since teaming up with the Jose Godinez stable, Shecandance has won four and been three times second in seven Yonkers starts, quickly earning $45,500.