Aztec Bromac has furthered a purple patch of form at the Albion Park Christmas carnival by adding the Group Two $60,540 Egmont Park Stud 2017 Queensland Cup to his Christmas Cup win a week earlier.
In a virtual action replay of seven nights earlier, Aztec Bromac again produced a well-timed finish from two back on the outer for driver Robbie Morris, getting up to tip out Queensland favourite Avonnova in the closing stages.
Free-legged Avonnova ensured a true clip up front, setting up a winning mile rate for Aztec Bromac of 1:54.2 for the mobile 2138m.
Fellow Bromac-bred Lancelot Bromac, from three off the second row, fought on from three back on the outer for fifth at long odds.
Aztec Bromac's yearling half-sister Anzac Bromac (Sunshine Beach-Agnes Patron) will be offered on the second day of the NZ Premier Yearling Sale in Christchurch on February 14.
The yearling filly's sire Sunshine Beach (p3, 1:47.8 & $971,037), by Somebeachsomewhere from an Artsplace mare, is a young sire whose first North American crop are two-year-olds.
Aztec Bromac (by American Ideal), has been the signature performer for his Holmes Hanover dam Agnes Patron, who has left four sub 1:57 winners from her first four to race.
A former Victoria Derby Heat winner at three for trainer KerryAnn Turner, Aztec Bromac bumped his earnings to $287,948 with his latest win, his 16th from 80 starts.
Last season's Harness Breeders NSW 4YO colt or gelding Pacer of the Year is a half-brother to other smart Australian winners in Angus Bromac (1:54.3, eight wins & ,353), Avalon Bromac (1:56.1, 10 wins & ,028) and Ace Bromac (1:56.9, four WA wins from nine starts for $23,301).
This is a big-winning NZ family, which produced a notable 1970s pacer in Adios Adieu (11 wins).
Anna Patron (1:55, US), the Armbro Raven grand-dam of Agnes Patron, won five in NZ, then won a further 29 races in America.
A half-sister to top Southland performers, 2001 NZ Oaks winner Shania Patron (1:56.4, eight wins & $178,330, dam of Eja Patron, six wins, 1:56.9) and No Return (1:58.1, nine wins, including the 1993 John Brandon 3YO Championship and 3YO Flying Stakes at Addington), Anna Patron returned to NZ as a broodmare in the early 1990s.
She left five individual winners, including Albert Patron (1:53, US, 11 NZ wins), Andrew Patron (1:53.8, US), and Soky’s Patron (1:54.8, US).
Anna Patron also left the lightly-raced Angela Patron, dam of 2006 NZ Sapling Stakes winner Jackson Street (1:56.6, 16 wins & $150,126); NZ Oaks runner-up Angela’s Dream eight wins & $118,244, now dam of consistent northern mare, Moving Money, 1:59.3, two wins); Fifth Edition (1:56.3, 15 wins & $134,082), Angela’s Image (1:57.5, 10 wins & $74,017) and Brass Lantern (1:56.6, seven wins & $47,206).