The Christian Cullen Mobile Pace for fillies and mares at the Waikato Harness Racing meeting at Cambridge this evening looked to be a benefit race for the smart Mach Three filly Zeta Bromac.
The winner of four of her six lifetime starts had drawn perfectly at four for the 1700 meters mobile while her main competition Cyclone Kate had drawn poorly.
Backed into microscopic odds by punters, Zeta Bromac went straight to the front and kept up a hot pace in front throughout.
Turning for home Zeta Bromac looked to have the field in trouble until the smart two year old filly Cyclone Kate angled off from three back on the inner and stormed home for a narrow but impressive win.
It was the third win in nine starts in her juvenile season for the daughter of Mach Three and showed once again how dangerous she is with a soft run.
Placed second earlier in the season in the $75,000 Young Guns Final to the very smart Democrat Party 1:56.1 ($60,524), Cyclone Prince is raced by a group of owners that includes New Zealand cricketer Kyle Mills and former Auckland Blues rugby player, Ant Strachan.
Cyclone Kate paced the 1700 meters mobile in a very quick 2:02.08, a mile rate of 1:55.5 with closing sectionals of 57.5 and 28.3
Cyclone Kate is from the Presidential Ball mare Eyre To The Throne 1:58.9 who won three of her five lifetime starts.
The first foal from Eyre To The Throne is this years smart three year old Cyclone Prince 1:57.1 ($128,607) who is a full brother to Cyclone Kate.
The grand dam of Cyclone Kate is Erin Brockovich who is a full sister to the former champion juvenile, Courage Under Fire 1:54.2 ($1,551,941).
It is a family littered with classic winning horses and Cyclone Kate looks to have inherited all the family ability if tonights win is any guide.