London Delight, who notched her second win in 11 starts for West Melton trainer Cran Dalgety at Rangiora on Sunday, July 8, is further enhancing the family of Bromac Lodge broodmare Amaretto Bromac.
A 3YO daughter of champion sire Bettor's Delight, London Delight is the second to race and second winner from Arma Nightingale (Christian Cullen-Berkleigh Square), also the dam of Australian winner Our Shannons Pride (2:00.1).
Her third foal is a qualified 2YO colt by Art Major named Major Monty, who has had just one unplaced run for the Brent Mangos stable.
Arma Nightingale, who won once in 14 starts when prepared by Phil Burrows, is only the third NZ foal from Berkleigh Square, by Vance Hanover from champion mare and 1981 NZ Cup winner Armalight (1:55.4, 18 wins from 36 starts for $277,520), the 1982 NZ Harness Horse of the Year.
Amaretto Bromac, a 10-year-old Falcon Seelster mare, served last year by former champion youngster Courage Under Fire, is available for sale from Bromac Lodge for $7000.
She is from Arma Class (Talk About Class-Armalight), a three-win mare and former NZ 2YO filly record-holder for the late Weedons trainer Jack Smolenski.
Armalight, who also won the 1983 Auckland Cup, was from another top filly in Ar Miss, who won eight including a NZ Oaks and NZ Sapling Stakes, and later became a NZ Broodmare of the Year.
Amaretto Bromac, who was lightly-raced, left a star 2YO filly first-up in Angel Bromac (1:56.9), the winner of four at two and three, and a luckless second 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.
Amaretto Bromac is a half-sister to Coopers Creek (1:52, US, 41 wins and $333,644), Arma Augustus (1:57.2, 6 wins), Abba Bromac (P3, TT, 1:57.1, 1 win), Arma Courage (1:58.9, 3 wins) and Titanium (1:59.1, mile rate over 2600m), who won three and was 11 times placed in NZ, winning $30,395 before being sold out of the Terry and Glenis Chmiel stable to North American interests.
Half-sisters to Amaretto Bromac have bred on with Abba Bromac leaving Ashira Bromac (1:57.5, 8 wins); Arma Dominator leaving top Australian winner Excel Stride (1:50.3, 28 wins and $769,494); Arma Antoniette, leaving former top WA filly Arma Xpress (1:56.5, 12 wins from 18 starts and $279,890), Arma Xceptional (1:57.9) and Trigg Beach, dam of Arma O’Rourke (p3, 1:56.8, 5 wins).
This is also the family of (Our) London Pride (1:51.6, US, 28 wins and $600,000), London Express (1:50.6, US, 32 wins and $350,00), Ohoka Punter (1:52.4, 25 wins incl. 2013 Northern Derby, $1 million earner), top Queensland winner Majestic Mach (1:53.9, 35 wins & $976,397), former NZ 4YO Superstars Championship winner Bruzem (18 wins, 1:52.6, US & $178,925), and Spankem (p2, 1:54, 5 2 and 3YO wins from 14 starts, $241,194).
London Delight unwound swiftly from three back on the outer to win the Johnny Eyre '2018 Country Cups Champion' Mobile Pace at Rangiora.
The leaders finished off over their last 800m in 58.5s and final 400m in 28.6s.