The Falcon Seelster broodmare siring influence starred again on Friday, May 3, with the victory of One
Change in the Listed $161,000 PGG Wrightson NZ Yearling Sales 2YO Pace at Addington.
One Change, now unbeaten in three starts for top trainers, Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen, also provided catch-driver and top reinswoman Samantha Ottley with her richest driving success.
With Mark and Natalie in Auckland for that night's premier meeting, Samantha Ottley made the most of her chance with One Change in the Addington age group feature.
They powered home late to snatch a nose win over front-running stablemate and favourite, Smooth Deal, and driver Tim Williams, in a 1:57.1 mile rate for the 1980m.
One Change, a two-year-old colt by leading sire Bettor's Delight, is from the unraced Falcon Seelster mare, Changedown, a half-sister to former NZ Cup winner Changeover (1:53.4) and a host of other winners including Changeover's In The Pocket sister and former Bromac Lodge mare Morad (1:58.8).
Changeover was formerly the NZ 2006-07 3YO Pacer of the Year, and the 2008-09 NZ Older Pacer of the Year, winning 29 races and $2.24 million when prepared by Geoff Small.
His list of big race wins included the 2008 New Zealand Cup in a then NZ and race record of 3:56.4 (3200m), NZ & Northern Derbys, Taylor 4YO Mile, Sky City Flying Mile, Superstars 4YO Championship, 3YO Flying Stakes, Southern Supremacy 3YO Final, Rising Stars 3YO Championship, Harness Jewels 3 & 4YO Emeralds, PGG Wrightson NZ Yearling Sales 3YO Open Pace, a NSW Len Smith Mile and an Australasian Breeders Crown 3YO colts and geldings Final.
Morad, who won eight in the USA for $30,966, is also a half-sister to fast milers, Change Gear (1:52.8, Aust, 18 NZ & Aust. wins for $175,354) and Change Stride (1:51.6h, US, 23 wins in NZ, Aust & the USA for $283,471).
Her dam Chaangerr (p3, 1:58.7, six wins & $75,860), the 1994-95 NZ 4YO Pacing Mare of the Year, is a Vance Hanover sister to former superstar pacer and 1993 NZ Cup winner Chokin (1:56.2, 34 wins & $1.8 million).
Chaangerr is the dam of 10 individual winners, including six in 2:00.
One Change is the second winner from Changedown, the first being a useful All Stars filly, Renske B (by Mach Three), who won twice from 12 starts, earning $58,778.