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Breeding authority Peter Wharton presents all the harness racing news on breeding from Australia, New Zealand and North America every Friday brought to you by Garrard’s Horse & Hound Bondi Lockdown is Derby material Bought for $20,000 and now the winner of $75,370, Bondi Lockdown stamped himself a genuine Derby candidate, when he won the $100,000 Caduceus Three-Year-Old Classic at Melton, rating 1:53.8 for 1720 metres. The colt is unbeaten in two appearances this season after setting a new track record at Charlton earlier in the month. By the Mach Three horse Somebeachsomewhere, who sired three of the first four placegetters in the Group 1, Bondi Lockdown is out of Without Guile, by Art Major. Without Guile left others in Rocknroll Eyes 1:53.6 ($162,687), Joey’s Hangover (1:56.4) and Without Hesitation (2:00.7). Without Guile is out of a champion racemare in Innocent Eyes 1:57.6 ($421,875), by Safely Kept from the good producer Cerebrano, a Lordship mare tracing to a noted family founder in Topsy. Without Guile is an unraced half-sister to a capable pacer in Cordero (1:56.9), the winner of five races in WA to date, and Anna’s Innocent (1:57.2), the dam of the 1:55 Menangle winner Rock Of Delight (1:55) and the Melton winner Mea Culpa (1:58.6). Their dam, Innocent Eyes, a dual Oaks winner, was a sister to the Melton winner Valero (1:56.5) and a half-sister to the WA Solid Gold Bracelet winner Lady Maryclaire, Sienna (1:56.6), the Gloucester Park winner Doc Ryan (1:58) and the D M Dilinger mare She’s Innocent, the dam of Ballarat Cup and Victorian Four-Year-old Bonanza winner Restrepo 1:52.4 ($527,118), now at the stud in Victoria. The Topsy family had a terrific influence on NZ and Australian breeding through several branches. Bondi Lockdown Black Jack Baby top WA three-year-old filly There was never much doubt that Black Jack Baby was the season’s top rating three-year-old filly in Western Australia as she was the previous season at three years, and she duly confirmed her class by winning at Gloucester Park last Friday. Actually Black Jack Baby was a class above her rivals, and was not seriously tested in running out the 2130 metres in a 1:57.5 rate with the last 800 in a stunning 55.9. Her sire, Follow The Stars, won seven races as a two-year-old and was the best of his crop in both Australia and New Zealand, and has been a leading sire in WA with his first two crops to race. Black Jack Baby is out of What A Card (1:58.8), a NZ bred mare by McArdle from Lady Butler, by Butler B G from Deborah Lobell, by Mark Lobell from Deborah Dundee, by Dundee Adios (a son of the great Robin Dundee). Deborah Lobell, the dam of four winners, was a half-sister to Advance Debra, the dam of the mighty Courage Under Fire and a top flight juvenile in Advance Attack, now at the stud in WA. This is the family which produced such winners as Jesse Duke (NZ Sires Stakes and Jewels), Stylish Memphis (NSW Oaks), Delightful Memphis, Texas Terror (1:50.2), Scruncher, Ok Deb and others.    Bettor Be The Bomb bred to be good Bettor Be The Bomb, a son of the American sire Bettor’s Delight, the leading Australian sire for the last nine years, has been one of the stars of the summer racing at Melton. He has won at each of his last three appearances at the Melbourne headquarters’ track including two under free-for-all conditions. His winning run over 2240 metres in 2:37 in the $50,000 Casey Classic clipped 1.6 seconds off his lifetime mark. Bettor Be The Bomb is closely related to an earlier top NZ pacer in Dillon Dean, who won seven Group events and $713,130 in stakes. Bettor Be The Bomb is by Bettor’s Delight from Atom Bomb Belle (1:58.1), by Pacific Rocket 1:50 ($2.3 million), an Albert Albert horse and a half-brother to a fine Canadian pacer in Pacific Titan. Atom Bomb Belle, who won 10 races, was out of Belle Jane, winner of nine races and by Mercedes from Birdie’s Belle, by Berry Hanover from the 1987 NZ Broodmare of the Year Birdie, dam of the top flight pacers Dillon Dean and Dillon Dale. Belle Jane was the dam of Seelster Belle 1:52.2 ($245,735), Statistician (1:58.2) and L’Escalier (2:00), who won four races and became the dam of L E Operative 1:55.1 ($224,354) and Kippenberger (1:52.6).  Among others from the Birdie family have been Risk (1:48.4), High Calibre 1:52.2 ($659,090), Anthem (1:51.2), Bracken Sky (WA The Kersley), Image of Courage (1:54.5) and Dapper Bessie (Redcliffe 3YO Sales Classic). Bettor Be The Bomb Siblings win in NSW Two of NSW’s star pacers at present, and both recent winners are Aphorism (by Well Said) and Kanena Provlima (by A Rocknroll Dance). Aphorism won at Menangle in 1:52.6 and Bathurst, while Kanena Provlima captured a heat and final of the Junee Pacers Cup. Both bred by Fran Hausfeld are from Mes Ti Tsepi, a winner herself, and who has left other winners in So Am I (1:59.2) and Delightful Me. Mes Ti Tsepi was by the Direct Scooter horse In The Pocket from Kalypso (2:00.8), by Safely Kept from Willing Greek, by Golden Greek. Kalypso, who won eight races, became the dam of the Victoria Cup and Chariots of Fire winner Caribbean Blaster 1:52.6 ($1.1 million), now at the stud in WA, War Dan 1:50 (Caduceus Club 3YO Cup), Protikori 1:59 ($212,109) and the top Tasmanian pacer Kalypson Kid (1:56.4). Well related three-year-old Chris Frisby, who brought out the champion pacer Our Uncle Sam, has a top three-year-old in He Aint Fakin racing at present. He downed last season’s champion two-year-old Tasty Delight in the $50,000 Simpson Memorial in a career-best 1:51.3 at Menangle recently. It was his sixth success from 12 starts. A gelding by Art Major (son of Artsplace), he is out of the lightly raced She Aint Fakin, who ranks as a sister to a grand pacer and four-time Inter Dominion winner Blacks A Fake. Besides He Aint Fakin, She Aint Fakin was the dam of Mondo Sports (1:55.6), Uroc Skinny Jeans (1:56.7) and Fake Art (1:59.9), the dam of Tromso (2:00.4), who has won three races on end in the Riverina recently. She Aint Fakin is by Fake Left from Colada Hanover (dam of 11 winners), by Vanston Hanover from Pina Colada, by H T Luca from the Young Charles mare Young Charlene and tracing to the taproot First Water. He Aint Fakin was bred by well known Young (NSW) owner-breeder Eric Basham. Watchmylips on top One of the most capable young pacers racing in Tasmania at present is Watchmylips, who is quickly working his way to the top flight. He has won six of his 12 starts to date. Watchmylips has a background of blood to back up his claims to further promotion, being a four-year-old by Hes Watching from Belliciouslips, by Sutter Hanover from Ima Blue Bell, by Golden Greek. Belliciouslips, who took a record of 1:55.9, is a half-sister to the classic winners Nitro Blue (1:59.7) and Ima Miss Molly, Noel’s Girl 1:59.3 (who won eight races) and to the Blissfull Hall mare Ima Blissful Bell, the dam of the speed merchant Streitkid 1:53.5 ($101,855). Their dam, Ima Blue Bell, a winner of four races, was a half-sister to eight winners including the Blue Bonnet winner Lambretta, Black Quartz (1:58.7), Bluestone Ridge 1:59 (15 wins) and Harmonia, who became the dam of the Golden Slipper winner Step Up And Play. Watchmylips was bred and is raced by Jamie Cockshutt and Barry Cooper. Caruba shows promise Caruba, who won twice at Gloucester Park in the space of four days recently, promises to make steady progress through the classes. She holds a record of 1:56.1, and is a member of the one of NZ’s leading families, being a five-year-old Caribbean Blaster mare from a smart racemare in Spirit Away (1:57.8), a Safely Kept mare who has produced others in Unreal Desire (1:58.3) and Make Me Grin, both Gloucester Park winners. Spirit Away was out of Blithe Spirit (2:01.9), a Perth winner by Classic Garry from Go Go Gena, by Romeo Hanover and tracing to a noted foundation mare in Norice (by Charles Derby). Blithe Spirit figures as the grand-dam of the WA Diamond Classic winner Centrefold Angel 1:55.2 ($237,348, the dam of four sub 2:00 winners, the Group 1 placegetter Let It Roll (1:59.3) and the Righteous Hanover mare Tiffany Twisted (1:59.9), who left two high class pacers in Typhoon Tiff 1:54.4 ($205,673) and Bettor Twisted 1:56.9 ($101,207). Burnie Cup winner The north-western pacer Mister Gently, who won the Burnie Cup last weekend, is a member of one of Australia’s top ranking standardbred families. Mister Gently, who has now won six races, is a gelding by the Die Laughing horse Live Or Die, who stood his entire stud career at Nevele R, Christchurch.’ Live Or Die has been most successful in both NZ and Australia. His stock include the dual NZ Cup winner Just An Excuse, the Hunter Cup winner Bondy, the four-time Derby winner Divisive, Power Of Tara, etc. Mister Gently is out of Tania Maree, by the Artsplace horse Stonebridge Regal from Gallavance, a Victorian bred mare by The Unicorn from Patrol Gal, by Gyro from the Victoria Oaks winner Ashputtel. Tania Maree (2:00.8), a winner of nine races, was the dam of a top ranking juvenile in Melnrowley (1:57.6), winner of five of her six starts including the Tasmanian Sweepstakes and Evicus. Mister Tehaych, a half-brother to Tania Maree, won 18 races including the Tasmanian Golden Slipper and Prince of Pace. Eleventh foal a winner Executive Banner, who won the first two-year-old race on New Zealand’s South Island, run at Addington, is the eleventh foal of her dam, Corporate Banner. Executive Banner, a colt by Rock N Roll Heaven, had qualified at Rangiora a few weeks earlier. He ranks as a half-brother to the outstanding racemare Mainland Banner 1:55.1 ($684,579), the winner of 17 of her 22 starts including five at Group 1 level including the NZ Cup and Oaks. Besides Mainland Banner and Executive Banner, Corporate Banner, who was unraced, left the Franklin Cup winner Titan Banner 1:56.1 ($340,853), the Gloucester Park winner Christian Banner 1:57.1 ($116,723), Caitlin Banner (TT1:58.3) and Moore Than Happy. Corporate Banner, who is now is her 25th year, has since produced an Art Major colt via embryo transfer. Corporate Banner is a Soky’s Atom mare from Graceful Poplar, by Lumber Dream from Bachelor Morn, and tracing to the taproot Dusky Morn (by Young Irvington). Other members of the immediate family are the Harness Jewels winner Rocker Band (1:51.8), Crusader Banner 1:54.8 (Howard Porter Memorial), Island Banner (1:51.8), Beau Dandy (1:52.8) and the Melton Plate winner Run Albert Run. Peter Wharton  

Breeding authority Peter Wharton presents all the harness racing news on breeding from Australia, New Zealand and North America every Friday brought to you by Garrard’s Horse & Hound Harness Racing Siblings to the fore Two of Australia’s star pacers at present, and both winners last weekend who promise to be a force in feature races in the autumn, are Treasure (by Art Major) and Turn It Up (by Courage Under Fire). Treasure took out the inaugural Group 2 $52,000 State of Origin Series at Globe Derby Park, while Turn It Up, an Auckland Cup and Harness Jewels winner, won the fast class race at Albion Park. Both bred by Bruce and Vicki Edward, of Durham Park Standardbreds are out of the American-bred mare O Narutac Bella (1:51.2), a useful racemare herself, and who has left other winners in Perfect Sense 1:55.5 ($143,530), Famous Three and Illawong Bella. O Narutac Bella was by the Western Hanover horse Western Ideal (a leading sire in America) from Yankee Venice, by Life Sign from Yankee Velvet, by Direct Scooter. Raith Memorial winner Sioux Rainbow, who won the $50,000 J. L. Raith Memorial at Menangle, is a NSW bred filly with an interesting and successful family background. Bred by John Markham, of Muswellbrook she was got by American Ideal from Rainbow Sue, a Hunter Valley bred mare by the Artsplace horse Art Major. Sioux Rainbow, who holds a record of 1:52.7, has run up a tidy score of two wins and three placings from five starts for $33,190 in stakes. Sioux Rainbow’s dam, Rainbow Sue (1:56.4), won seven races in Victoria and NSW including one at Melton. She was out of a capable racemare in Starry Rainbow, who took a record of 1:58.2, won 11 races and $84,205 and became the dam of winners in Art’s Stride (1:54.3, the winner of nine races), Starlight Rainbow (1:57.6, who won 16), The Falcon Rainbow (1:58.9), Christmas Rainbow (1:59.9) and Rainbow Sue (the dam of Sioux Rainbow). Starry Rainbow was a Fake Left mare from Hike Along (1:59.9), by Land Grant from Able Sharon, by Able Bye Bye. Besides Starry Rainbow, Hike Along, who won 15 races, left the Tatlow Memorial winner Gold Rainbow 1:59.8 ($115,690), King Rainbow 1:58.7 ($188,622), Rainbow Stride 1:55 ($145,977), Sky Rainbow 1:58.2 ($113,309) and also My Lady Rainbow, a What’s Next mare who produced the winners Cats And Dogs (13 wins), Pan’s Illusion (1:58.6) and Cooked Books (1:59.4). Another daughter of Hike Along was Angel Rainbow, who became the dam of seven individual winners including the Tasmanian Belmont winner Angelina Rainbow, Bullet Rainbow (1:56.2) and the SA Southern Cross heat winner and Breeders Crown 2YO finalist Treasure Rainbow (1:59.4). Diego from top family A bright future is being predicted for the Bettor’s Delight five-year-old Diego, whose success at Gloucester Park recently was his fifth winning run from seven starts on Australian soil. He has a good deal in his favour on the score of blood. Apart from being by Bettor’s Delight, Diego is out of the Christian Cullen mare Sakura, the dam of good Gloucester Park winner Mister Bushido 1:55.4 ($164,175) and The Bachelor (1:52). Sakura, who was only lightly raced, was a half-sister to the Perth winner Misaki (1:58.9), being from Mika (2:01.3), by What’s Next from Wakana, by Soky’s Atom from the Lordship mare Deidre Ann. This is the family which produced such winners as the Miracle Mile and Fremantle Cup winner My Field Marshal (1:46.9), the dual Oaks winner Foreal (1:55.8), Im Rocknroll Magic (1:51.2), Madiba Magic (1:51.4), Regal Dash (Bendigo Cup),  Askmenow (1:54.2) and Delightful Dash (Robin Dundee Crown). Deltasun in 1:52.4 Deltasun has become the third fastest ever Australian bred trotter in America. He recorded 1:52.4 when he was successful in a $13,000 race at Dover Downs, Delaware recently. By the A Go Go Lauxmont horse Tennotrump – a top trotter himself – Deltasun is from Deltasu, by Elsu (a son of Falcon Seelster) from Pikelet, by the French Chef horse Souffle. Deltasun belongs to an old-time American family with a strong emphasis on pacers. Prestige Stride is Oaks material The New Zealand bred, NSW owned three-year-old filly Prestige Stride is rated a top NSW Oaks prospect. She won three of her eight starts as a two-year-old and she romped home at her first start as a three-year-old at the Ballarat Cup meeting. Prestige Stride is a filly by Sweet Lou from the Christian Cullen mare Bee Jays Money, who has produced others in Pa’s Ultimate Delight 1:51.2 ($447,720), a prolific Menangle winner who is now racing successfully in America, and Ultimate Major 1:57.1 ($119,830), who won three at Gloucester Park. Bee Jays Money, the dam of Prestige Stride, was only lightly raced but she left four winners. She was a half-sister to the Inter Dominion Consolation winner Our Awesome Armbro 1:49.8 ($849,309), being out of the New York Motoring mare Abbeybell, who ranked as a half-sister to a fine racemare in Lento 1:56.4 ($272,110) and to Bella Chip 1:52.6 ($131,120), who became the dam of the Victoria Derby and Breeders Crown winner Bellas Boy 1:52 ($437,564) and the grand-dam of the Victoria Cup winner Bettor’s Strike 1:55.7 ($789,864). Lento, who won eight Group races, was the dam of the Nyah Cup winner Strauss 1:57.6 ($160,611), the NZ Nevele R Fillies Series winner Whanau 1:57.1 ($137,726) and the Gloucester Park winners Future Assets 1:56.3 ($152,400) and Our Toto (1:58.4). There are some notable winners in almost every remove of this family. Bell’s Butler, a half-sister by Butler B G to Lento, became the dam of the prolific Perth winner Glencadam. Prestige Stride New Norfolk Cup winner is well bred James Dean, who won the New Norfolk Cup last Monday, after starting from a 20 metre handicap, has now won 14 races and is rated one of the leading pacers in Tasmania. He ranks as a seven-year-old half-brother by Santanna Blue Chip to the Victorian country cups winner Glenferrie Alexis (1:55.9) and the Melton and Menangle winner Du Vella (1:50.9). Their dam, Alegria, was a Caprock mare from Miesque, by Plat Du Jour from Nicky Trae, by Jersey Hanover from Senatus, has proved a most successful broodmare. Besides James Dean and Du Vella, others of her produce have been Im Alex (1:54.8), Freedom Is (1:53.7), Jackaroozy (1:56.1) and Alexy (1:56.8). Alegria, who was unraced, was a sister to the NZ Taylor Memorial Mile winner Mac De Stroyer (1:49.8), who later competed successfully in North America, and to the Il Vicolo mare Ill Informed (1:58.3), the Methven Green Mile winner and dam of the smart Victorian pacer Hickstead (1:51.4). This has been one of the most successful branches of the Entice family, Senatus being a sister to the Hamilton Cup and Melbourne Showgrounds winner Koranui and to Storm Crat, a capable racemare who has produced a top family of winners in Australia, including the Central Victorian Trotting Championship winner Ima Rowan, the Perth winner Hook Line And Sinker and the Moonee Valley victors Mount Cole, In The Limelight and Silent Partners. Bona Khan impresses The four-year-old Bona Khan is proving a splendid advertisement for the Rustler Hanover horse Bonavista Bay, a grand pacer himself and who stood for a time at the stud in Victoria. He is now based in Western Australia. Bona Khan was a recent winner at Melton and Boort and has graduated to a NR63 mark. He has four wins to date. Rosie Khan, the dam of Bona Khan, was a Pacific Fella mare from the Genghis Khan mare Princess Khan (2:01.8), a half-sister to the Moonee Valley and USA winner Helmar Bob 1:51.8 ($197,737). By A Rocknroll Dance The Choreographer made a clean sweep of the Golden Guitar series at Tamworth and came within two-fifths of a second of breaking the track record, rating 1:56.5 for 1980 metres in the $30,600 Final. The Choreographer is a five-year-old gelding by A Rocknroll Dance, and one of the first crop of the Rocknroll Hanover horse, from the Modern Art mare Modern Day (1:58.3), a Group 3 winner who produced others in the Bathurst Gold Tiara heat winner Orchid Stride (1:56.7) and Modern Beach (2:00.5). Modern Day was a half-sister to the metropolitan winners American Legend 1:53.4 ($207,997) and Ideal Situation 1:51.2 ($200,185) and a member of the same family as cup class pacers in Tee Cee Bee Macray and Dont Kid Me. The Choreographer was bred by Jeff and Nea Costello. A star from Musical Delight The first two-year-old winner in NSW this season is Ripp, bred in Victoria by Lauriston Bloodstock and trained by Bernie Hewitt. A gelding by Somebeachsomewhere, he is out of a top racemare in Musical Delight 1:53.1 ($248,910), and is her third winner from as many foals. He soundly trounced older rivals on debut at Bathurst and looks a two-year-old with the potential one would expect of his breeding. Cochran Cup to Magicool The E. B. Cochran Trotters Cup, one of the features of the Victorian Summer of Glory carnival, was won by Magicool, a talented gelding by Tennotrump from Free Rider. Tennotrump, a son of A Go Go Lauxmont, has been among the top bracket of Australian trotting sires in recent years, and has been one of the most successful colonial-bred sires in this field for some time. He has sired such winners as Deltasun 1:52.4 (Vicbred Home Grown Classic and Tontine), the dual Vicbred champion Brunelleschi (1:57.7), Spud (1:59.3), Tenno Sho (1:59.5), Tendaho, Auntie Poppy and other smart trotters. Free Rider (2:03.8), the dam of Magicool, was by Straphanger, who also distinguished himself as a sire of trotters, from the Red Coach Glory mare Ivy Jean, who left a top flight trotter in Billy Royle, a thrice winner at Group level.  This has been a most successful family, as Miss Intense (2:00.4), a half-sister to Billy Royle, was a Melton winner from a limited campaign. The latest Cochran Cup winner, Magicool, has certainly a wealth of successful trotting blood on both sides of his pedigree. Magicool Weekly Spotlight on Breeding by Peter Wharton  

The Vicbred Super Series two-year-old harness racing fillies’ winner, Tough Tilly, is a Captaintreacherous half-sister to the brilliant but ill-fated Centenario 1:53.4 ($332,520), who won the two-year-old colts’ final in 2018. Their dam, Beninjurd, an unraced Art Major mare, ranks as a sister to an earlier Vicbred champion in Philadelphia Man 1:52.6 ($559,135), who won the three-year-old series in 2012 and is now at the stud in NSW. Beninjurd, who was bred by Benstud Standardbreds, the breeder-owners of Tough Tilly, is also the dam of the top Tasmanian pacer Somedan 1:55.9 ($121,373).  The grand-dam, My Liberty Belle (1:57.5), won 19 races and $185,333 in stakes and was one of the best daughters of a champion sire and broodmare sire in Fake Left. She was a sister to the Albion Park winners Sunvale and Stage Door Johnny, being out of a fine racemare in Sweet Liberty 1:57.9 ($102,706), by Gatwick from the Jerry Adios mare Sue Adios, a NSW Ladyship Mile winner who founded a great winning family in Queensland. It includes the QBred Triad winners Expensive Ego (1:50.6), Art’s Treasure (1:50.9) and Smarty Jones and others such as Sweet Clementine (Queensland Oaks), Stage Coach Kid (1:56.5), Lagoon Stride, Rockyourbaby (1:56), Who Said What (1:54.2) and Gran Chico. Tough Tilly Star Galleria is cups material Star Galleria, who won the $30,600 P. J. Free-for-all at Menangle and is regarded as Grand Circuit material of the highest order, is a seven-year-old gelding by Art Major from Starlitnight. He is a member of an old time NZ family, which was represented by the winner of last year’s NZ Cup winner Self Assured and the Fremantle Cup winner Caviar Star. Starlitnight was a Tuapeka Knight mare from Star Of Bethlehem, by Soky’s Atom from Tabella Beth (1:55.6), a mare by Able Bye Bye. Tabella Beth was the dam of a high class pacer in Spirit Of Zeus 1:57.8 ($243,472), the NZ Kindergarten Stakes winner Karmic Reward (1:58.6) and of Spirit Of Beth, who left Victory Spirit 1:53 ($242,808) and United We Stand 1:56.7 ($135,186) and the unraced Bethany, the dam of Lazarus 1:48.8 ($4.1 million). Soky’s Sunday, a Soky’s Atom mare from Tabella Beth, left New York On Sunday (by New York Motoring) and Miley Maguire (by Christian Cullen), both of whom founded good winning families. New York On Sunday became the dam of Asoka 1:53.4 ($205,008), Yellow Taxi (1:58.8) and Boy From Ipanema (1:59.8), while Miley Maguire left the WA Golden Slipper winner Mitch Maguire 1:50.4 ($336,828) and Benjamin Button (1:57.5). Spirit Of Bethlehem, a sister to Soky’s Sunday, was responsible for a most successful branch of this family including Our Bettor Spirits 1:50.2 ($329,624), the NSW Tatlow winner Our Crown Law 1:51.4 ($208,885), Spirit And Desire 1:55.9 ($131,891), Dracarys 1:51.2 (WA Solid Gold Bracelet) and God’s Spirit (1:50.2). Star Galleria ranks as a half-sister to Night Of The Stars 1:55.5 ($114,982), now at the stud in Victoria, and to Star Venus (TT1:53), the dam of Self Assured 1:50.3 ($736,419), Caviar Star 1:54.2 ($357,112), Vega Star (1:51), Star Of Memphis (1:52.9) and Star Of Dionysis (1:53.6). Maajida top three-year-old filly There was never much doubt that Maajida was the season’s top rating three-year-old filly as she was the previous season at two years, and she duly confirmed her class by winning the Vicbred Super Series Final at Melton. It was her fourth success on end, and she downed the best fillies in the State after being required to overcome a difficult barrier draw and a wide passage.  In 23 starts Maajida has now won 17 and been three times placed for $457,300 in stakes for breeders Les, Gary, Ian and Steve Johnson, of Atworthy Park, The Rock (NSW), who also race her. Maajida is by the Mach Three horse Somebeachsomewhere (sire of Poster Boy, etc.), from Arterial Way, who took a record of 1:55.8. She produced earlier winners in Lifeonthebeach 1:50.2 ($178,282), a winner of 22 races including the Bathurst Gold Chalice, We Salute You (1:51.3) and Manuela (1:57.9). Arterial Way was by Art Major from a fine racemare in Better Motoring (1:58), by New York Motoring from Better Yet, a half-sister by Nat Lobell to a NZ Oaks winner in Preferred and to others in Marc Bohan 1:59.4 ($179,260) and Queen To Be, a successful broodmare in NZ. This is a long established NZ family and an earlier top three-year-old filly belonging to it was Toliver Bright, who numbered the NSW Princess Mile, Southern Cross and O’Shea Guineas among her four successes at that age. Maajida Vicbred winner by Western Terror The Vicbred Super Series Final, for two-year-old colts and geldings, one of the features of the New Year’s Eve meeting at Melton, was won by Kimble, a little fancied gelding by Western Terror from Im Wrongly Accused. Western Terror, a son of Western Hanover, has been among the top bracket of Australasian sires for many years. He has sired such winners as Terror To Love, the winner of three NZ Cups, Baby Bling 1:50.5 (Miracle Mile), the ‘Cups King’ Im Corzin Terror (1:52.2), Terrorway 1:52.6 (Qld. Blacks A Fake), the Queen of the Pacific winner Pistol Abbey and Terror Time (1:49.2). Im Wrongly Accused (1:58.5), the dam of Kimble, was by Bettor’s Delight from the Mach Three mare Gross Misconduct (1:59.4), who proved a very successful broodmare. Besides Im Wrongly Accused, a Victoria Oaks heat winner, she is also the dam of the Menangle winner Southern GNP 1:52.6 ($162,013), Prosecution Witness (1:59.6) and Crime Scene. This has been a most successful family, as Marriedtothemob, a half-sister to Gross Misconduct, was the dam of the top Tasmanian pacers Im Jaks Teller (1:53.1) and Angela De Marco. Kimble was bred and is raced by Chris O’Connor, of Terang, and is the first foal of his dam. Kimble Harness Million winner Aladdin, a three-year-old by Sweet Lou from Pacing Delight, by Bettor’s Delight from Pacing Grace (1:57.7), by In The Pocket, finished third at his only attempt as a two-year-old last season. But the Sweet Lou gelding has proved himself to some purpose in his three-year-old racing, winning the $200,000 NZB Harness Million at the Auckland Cup meeting, downing a star-studded field, and prior to that running a close third in the NZ Sires’ Stakes Final at Addington. He has won three races with five placings from 12 starts for $145,994. Bred by Woodlands Stud, Aladdin ranks as a brother to a former smart youngster in Virgil 1:52.3 ($137,405), who won the Group 2 Diamond Creek Farm Classic at Invercargill, and a half-brother to Mason’s Delight (1:55.6), a winner of four races at Menangle. Their dam, Pacing Delight, was a half-sister to the thrice Group winning juvenile Pacing Major 1:52 ($621,436), now competing successfully in America, the NZ Junior Free-for-all winner All U Need Is Faith 1:49.8 ($376,657), Our Amazing Art 1:57.4 ($165,363), Symphony In Motion (1:59.4) and the Dream Away mare Grace Way (1:56.8), dam of the VHRC 3YO Cup winner Three Ways 1:54.1 ($229,329), Make Way 1:51.7 (Redcliffe Derby) and Forgotten Highway 1:55.6 ($148,975) and recent Menangle winner Shanway (1:55.7). Maddison’s Delight, an unraced sister to Pacing Delight, is the dam of the talented WA filly Sweet Maddison (1:57.5, 8 wins to date) and American Dealer 1:53.3 ($177,105), who finished third in the Harness Million. Pacifico Dream – champion 3YO The Mach Three colt, Pacifico Dream, firmly established himself as the top Victorian three-year-old pacer of the season when he won the Vicbred Super Series Final at Melton. Earlier in the season, he captured the Caduceus Club Cup and the Victoria Sires Classic and from 17 starts he won 10 and was three times placed for $213,630 in stakes. Pacifico Dream has a background of blood to back up his claims to further promotion, being by Mach Three from Mint Julep, by Presidential Ball from Australia’s first ever sub 1:50 mare Jadah Rose 1:49.6 ($465,424), the dam of the dual Vicbred champion and four-time Group 1 winner Guaranteed 1:50.4 ($856,316), now at the stud in Victoria, and Jadahson 1:53.9 ($277,390). Jadah Rose was a half-sister to the Tasmanian Derby winner Scooterwillrev 1:55.8 ($196,585), the exported Timeseel 1:52.7 ($169,530) and Karalta Shine 1:52.6 ($168,973) and others in Hes Real (1:57.1), Lies (1:58) and Elegant Outlook, the dam of the recent King Island Cup winner Karalta Kruise. Other members of this family, which was founded in America by the thoroughbred mare Esther, were the Moonee Valley winners Clickety Clix (1:59.5) and Karamea Temptation, Splash Some Cash and Classic Cavalier (1:59.1). Pacifico Dream, who was bred by Melbourne identity Harvey Kaplan, ranks as a half-brother to the promising filly Momentslikethese, a finalist in the Vicbred 2YO on the same night. That’s Perfect impresses That’s Perfect, who won his first race in Western Australia at the New Year’s Eve meeting at Gloucester Park, after commencing his career in Victoria, is an Art Major gelding from the same family as that which produced the champion Victorian pacer Ride High. That’s Perfect, who was a Southern Cross winner at two and three, has only been sparingly raced, but he has shown up as a very useful pacer, and it was a strong field he beat at Gloucester Park. The winner of 15 races and $139,455 in stakes, the five-year-old gelding is out of a handy racemare in Perfect Life (1:58), a Live Or Die mare who has produced others in Perfect Major 1:55.3 ($157,648), Perfect Look (1:53) and the two-year-old Rogue Wave, who was placed in the Vicbred Final at Melton on the same night as That’s Perfect won. Perfect Life was out of Secret Life (1:58.6), a noted producer by Safely Kept from Lifeline, by Classic Garry from the racing and breeding influence Larrakeyah Lady. Secret Life produced two high class pacers in Major Secret 1:55.1, a winner of 22 races and $464,872 including the NSW Derby and Vicbred 2YO Final and now at the stud in South Australia, and Beauty Secret 1:52.4 ($425,921), the winner of 24 races including the Victoria Oaks. Others from Secret Life were a promising stayer in Somewhere Secret 1:53.8 ($124,047), Vanderley (1:54.2) and the Presidential Ball mare Play Ball, the dam of the Vicbred 3YO champion Out To Play 1:53.3 ($236,927), a Listed placegetter in Paintball, and so on. That’s Perfect was the first leg of a winning double for Art Major, being also the sire of The Kraken, an impressive end-to-end winner over 2130 metres and a stayer of some real potential. APTS trotting sale graduate When Keayang Livana won the $100,000 Vicbred Super Series Final, for four-year-old mares, at Melton recently, she became the 10th Vicbred champion which had been sold at the Australasian Premier Trotting Sale.  Keayang Livana was sold for $8,500 at the 2017 sales to Paddy Lee, of Terang.  Bred by Kevin Newbound, she was got by Imperial Count (son of Angus Hall) from the Sundon mare, Poignant, whose dam, Be Positive, was by Game Pride from Hayley Patricia, by Tuft.  Be Positive, who won 11 races, became the dam of the cups winning trotters Posimistic 2:01 ($136,043), Exuberant 2:06.4 ($108,205) and Got It Show It. She was a half-sister to a capable trotter in Thunder Thighs (10 wins), who, in turn, left Gluteus Maximus 1:59.6 (winner of 14 races and $104,855). Endsino, Aldebaran Eve, Needabacardi, Cruisin Around, Kyvalley Clichy, Is That A Bid, Majestic Belle, Dont Care and Banglez were other Vicbred champions from the sales. Keayang Livana By Peter Wharton

Breeding authority Peter Wharton presents all the harness racing news on breeding from Australia, New Zealand and North America every Friday brought to you by Garrard’s Horse & Hound Smoken Up Sprint winner Rishi, who won the $50,000 Smoken Up Sprint, the main lead-up race for the Victoria Cup at Melton, is a Bettor’s Delight gelding from the same family as that which produced a top New Zealand pacer in Franco Enforce. Rishi, who took out the Tontine Series in 2018, has been a difficult horse to produce at his peak, but he has shown up as a very useful pacer, and it was a strong field he beat at Melton. He qualified for Saturday’s Victoria Cup as a result of the win. Rishi was the second leg of a winning double for Bettor’s Delight, who also sired Bettor Be Sorry, an impressive winner over 2240 metres and a stayer of some real potential. A six-year-old gelding, Rishi is out of Reklaw (2:01.4), a lightly raced mare by Christian Cullen, an In The Pocket horse who won the NZ Cup and Miracle Mile and belonged to the noted Pride of Lincoln family. Reklaw, the dam also of WA Navy Cup winner Our Corelli 1:50.6 ($231,026), was out of Enchanter Franco, by Badlands Hanover from Emily Franco, by Nero’s B B (grandson of Meadow Skipper) from a mare by the NZ Derby winner Bachelor Star. Rishi winning the Smoken Up Sprint at Melton last Saturday – Stuart McCormick Photo Siring feat to Bettor’s Delight Rather a notable siring feat was credited to the Cam’s Card Shark horse Bettor’s Delight at Addington last Friday when he had seven runners in a 12-horse field in the $150,000 Harness Million for three-year-old fillies. Four of his stock, La Rosa, a grand type of filly, Shanika, Avana and Braeview Kelly finished first, second, third and fourth respectively. His other representatives were Manhattan (seventh), Shards In Manhattan (ninth) and Miss Hathaway (eleventh). La Rosa, who was bred by Todd and Fleur Anderson, ranks a half-sister to the Victoria Oaks winner Dr Susan 1:52.1 ($251,443) and the exported Buzinga (1:51.4), being out of Safedra 1:56.3 ($133,704), a Southland Oaks winner by Mach Three from the outstanding racemare Sparks A Flyin 1:52 ($510,133). Safedra is a half-sister to the Inter Dominion heat winner Bettor’s Fire 1:50.2 ($1,074,057),   now racing successfully in America, the Group winner Alpha Rock 1:49.5 ($241,388), the Victoria Derby heat winner Art Union 1:55.6 ($208,913) and others. Bettor’s Delight, who stands at Woodlands Stud, is again the leading sire in both NZ and Australia this season. Brothers win at Canberra It was no mean feat for the full brothers Crime Time and Crime Dont Pay at Canberra recently. Both are by the Artsplace horse Sportswriter (a top sire of juveniles). Married To The Mob, the dam of Crime Time and Crime Dont Pay, was out of a capable racemare in Desperatehousewife, who took a record of 2:00.8 and won eight races. Besides Married To The Mob (1:56.1), winner of the NSW Breeders Challenge 2YO Final, she was also the dam of Luda Can Dance (1:57.9), a winner of four races to date. Desperatehousewife was out of the noted producer Scoots Away, who left nine winners including a top flight filly in Self Denial 1:57.6 ($446,069), a winner of four Group 1’s, the good Gloucester Park winner Dhoni (1:56.2) and Tea House (Leeton Cup). One of her daughters, Bettor By Far, left the NSW Breeders Challenge 3YO Regional Final victor Mister Jay Cee 1:52.4 ($209,390) and the Bathurst Gold Crown heat winner Bettor Sport (1:55.8). Vincenzina, a winner of a NSW Breeders Challenge heat at Menangle on Tuesday and a multiple Group placegetter, is also a member of this family. Eighth winner from broodmare When the Rock N Roll Heaven five-year-old Rocknroll Tony won at Newcastle recently, he credited his dam My Ami Lee with her eighth individual winner. Rocknroll Tony, one of the third crop by Rock N Roll Heaven, had shown good placed form on northern NSW tracks. Others from My Ami Lee to win have been the dual NSW Breeders Challenge winner Louvre 1:54.5 ($402,665), the NSW Oaks winner Miss Hazel 1:57 ($310,063), the Treuer Memorial winner My General Lee 1:52.2 ($261,897), Priceless Gem (1:55.5), Dressed To Thrill (1:59.6), the Derby winner Renaissance Man 1:53.1 ($297,904), now at the stud in NSW, Miss Ami Sloy (1:56.2) and now Rocknroll Tony. My Ami Lee, who is now in her 25th year, has since produced The Scream and a yearling filly by Badlands Hanover.  My Ami Lee was a Safely Kept mare from Cosmophylla, by Thor Hanover from Calophylla. This is the family which has produced such winners as Gumdrops (Vic. Queen of the Pacific), Fourswing Sweepa (1:53.2), Prince Benji (1:55.3), Our Hillview Gold (Charlton Cup) and Smoothe Style, who won a heat of the NSW Breeders Challenge on the same night as Rocknroll Tony won. Ballarat treble for breeders Prominent Melbourne breeders Bill and Anne Anderson had a red-letter night at Ballarat last Friday with a winning treble. The unbeaten Ladies In Red (Mach Three-Kabbalah Karen B) and debutante Beach Music (Somebeachsomewhere-Musical Delight) both won heats of the Vicbred Platinum Home Grown Classic for two-year-old fillies. While the three-year-old Honolua Bay (Somebeachsomewhere-National Gallery) stretched his unbeaten winning sequence to three in an intermediate grade race. Beach Music and Honolua Bay were part of a winning quartet for deceased champion sire Somebeachsomewhere on the night. He was also represented by the unbeaten filly Rogue Wave and promising colt Act Now in heats of the Vicbred Home Grown Classic. Broke Wagga track record A fresh track record at Riverina Paceway, Wagga was established by the Art Major gelding Star Major of 1:51.8 – bettering the previous record of 1:52.3 held by Elle Yeah – when he won the fast class event last weekend. His final 800 metres in 54.3 was also a record. Star Major, who has now won eight races, is a four-year-old by Art Major from the Western Terror mare Vertigal (1:55.8), a dual NSW Breeders Challenge champion. Star Major ranks as a half-brother to the Melton winner A Victor (1:53.9), a winner of 10 races and now being bred from, and Wheres Wood Wood (1:57.3), who won twice recently. Vertigal, who won 11 races and $317,380, was a half-sister to the Albion Park winner Comigal 1:54.7 ($114,782), being out of Height Of Wisdom, by Stature from the Caesar Blue Chip mare Athena’s Art (1:57.7), a half-sister to the prolific Harold Park winner Wisdom’s Way. Star Major was bred by Brooklyn Lodge, Adrian Molloy and Ben Astill. Queen Shenandoah from top family Queen Shenandoah, an impressive winner at Gloucester Park last Friday and the winner of almost $150,000 lifetime, continues to prove herself in the top bracket among the WA mares. She is a member of one of New Zealand’s most successful families, being a five-year-old Somebeachsomewhere mare from Asajah, by Christian Cullen from the Artsplace mare Lughnasadh, dam of the Shakamaker Classic winner Beltane 1:52 ($147,796), the Melton winner Lunar Delight (1:56.3) and the NZ winner Imke B (1:55.8). Lughnasadh, who was unraced, was a half-sister to a grand stayer and Inter Dominion winner in Elsu 1:53.6 ($2 million), the NZ 2YO Champion winner Revonez 1:56.1 ($264,670) and others in Falcor (1:53), Mombassa (NZ Sales Graduate), Revagain and Atomic Change. Other members of this family, which was founded by Bell Aurore, have been the NZ Oaks winner Copper Beach and De Lovely, Zadaka ($133,391), Cole Porter (NZ Sapling) and the smart Victorian pacer Sirletic ($118,853). Rockita in 1:52.2 The six-year-old mare Rockita looks certain to uphold the splendid record of Rock N Roll Heaven’s stock. Trained by Craig Cross, she won the Ladyship Pace at Menangle last weekend in 1:52.2 and before than won in 1:51.4 and 1:51.6. Rockita has not raced a great deal. She did not race until five and from 43 starts she has won 10 and been 12 times placed for $68,103 in stakes. Rockita, by Rock N Roll Heaven, is out of Jarita, who took a record of 1:56.9 and won 12 races including the WA Empress Stakes. Jarita, dam of six winners, was a Classic Garry mare from Key Byrd, by Windshield Wiper from the National Byrd mare Paradise Byrd, and tracing to the taproot Miss Tommy. From the Paradise Byrd branch of it and to which Rockita belongs, other smart pacers in the Fremantle Cup winner Sandy Bay, Midnight Dylan 1:51.8 ($451,252), the top Victorian juvenile Von Trap, Kirlian (NSW Pink Bonnet), A Flyin Dash (1:51.8) and Sterita (1:55.9) also belong. Well related three-year-old Keayang Jackie, a runaway winner in 1:55.1 at Kilmore recently and the winner of four of her past six starts, showed ability as a two-year-old last season when she was placed in heats of the Australian Pacing Gold and NSW Breeders Challenge. She has opened her three-year-old season on a winning note and will be well in line for the major juvenile classics. She is a filly by the Rocknroll Hanover horse, A Rocknroll Dance, from Christian Party (1:58.9), the best of whose several progeny has been the Albion Park winner Having The Faith (1:55.1). Christian Party ranks as a half-sister to the NZ 2YO Championship winner Hoss Cartwright 1:51.8 ($352,878) and Strike Up The Band 1:52 ($206,548), being by Christian Cullen from Party Party, by Mister Hanover II from Bee Gee’s Dream, by Butler B G.   The Shallows on top The Shallows, a heat winner of the Youngbloods Series and recently the winner of the Launceston Show Cup, is one of the best four-year-olds in Tasmania at present. Bought from a newspaper advertisement, the gelding has won 12 races and $76,953 in stakes. By the Cam’s Card Shark horse Shadyshark Hanover, and one of his third crop, he is out of Exotic Angel, by Grinfromeartoear from Exotic Strike (1:59.9), by Exotic Earl from Arma Strike. Exotic Strike, winner of the Australian Pacing Gold, figured as the dam of a capable racemare in Striking Spirit (1:58.4) and the grand-dam of The Graduate winner Spiritwriter (1:53.1) and the brilliant but ill-fated Ellas Puppeteer, who put up a Victorian mile record of 1:52.8 in 2015. This has been one of the most successful branches of the Lady Antrim family, Exotic Strike being a half-sister to the SA Oaks winner Please Dont Tease, dam of a string of winners including Whata Special 1:57.9 ($101,007) and Whata Punt (1:54), and to Next Strike, the dam of the Victoria Metropolitan Cup winner Goodtime Marjie (1:54.4). She is also the second dam of the Victoria Youthful Stakes winner Goodtime Sammy (1:54), now at the stud in Victoria.   Peter Wharton

Anntonia is proving herself a smart harness racing two-year-old – she has won two of her four starts to date – and could develop into one of the best her age this season. A filly by Bettor’s Delight (son of Cam’s Card Shark), she is out of the Christian Cullen mare Perfect Penny (1:58.8), the dam also of the NSW Breeders Challenge 2YO Final winner Miss Halfpenny 1:55 ($230,305). Perfect Penny, a Menangle winner at two, was out of Threepence, by Holmes Hanover from Have A Go Franco, by OK Bye from the Nero’s B B mare Heather Franco, dam of the NSW Derby winning brothers Franco Hat Trick and Franco Heir. Threepence proved herself in the top flight as a racemare, taking a mile record of 1:57.3, winning 17 races and $253,306 in stakes including the NSW Pink Bonnet and Tasmania Oaks. Besides Perfect Penny, she has left the multiple Group placegetter Bebrave 1:54.3 ($182,620) and the good metropolitan winners Ideal Warrior 1:50.9 ($170,688) and Major Currency 1:53.8 ($103,723). Threepence was a sister to the outstanding racemare Our Sixpence 1:51.3 ($613,977), the winner of 26 races including the NSW Ladyship Mile and Queen of the Pacific and who, at one stage, held the Australian mares’ mile race record.* Anntonia was bred by well known Goulburn horseman Matt Day. Rishi shows promise Lance Justice, who brought out champions in Smoken Up and Sokyola, has a smart pacer in Rishi racing at present. His success at Melton last weekend was his second winning run on end. Rishi ranks as a brother to a capable pacer in Our Corelli 1:51 ($199,499), being a  six-year-old by the Cam’s Card Shark horse Bettor’s Delight from Reklaw (2:01.4), by Christian Cullen from Enchanter Franco, by Badlands Hanover from the Nero’s B B mare Emily Franco, dam of the dual Derby winner Franco Enforce 1:50.6 ($593,738). Rishi’s dam, Reklaw, was a sister to the Albion Park winners Paravani (1:53.2) and Our Buscemi (1:56.9) and to Adore To Our Dreams, dam of the multiple Gloucester Park winner Fulfil The Dream (1:55) and recent Invercargill three-year-old winner Avana (1:57.1). A half-sister to Reklaw was the NZ country cups winner Patanjali (1:55.8), now racing successfully in America. Rishi winning last weekend at Melton   New star in Queensland Doubledelightbrigade, who has won at each of her four appearances at Albion Park, and has graduated to a NR107 mark, is regarded as one of the best young mares in Queensland. A grand stayer, she is a five-year-old by the Cam’s Card Shark horse Bettor’s Delight, the leading sire in both NZ and Australia. She is out of Smithie’s Delight (1:58.1), by Smooth Fella from Smithie’s Choice, by Surmo Hanover from Paula Brigade, by Lord Butler from Girl Brigade, by Light Brigade – a pedigree with some real background with a strong staying influence behind it. Smithie’s Delight, a winner of two races, left another fine racemare in Trigirl Brigade (Mach Three), who won seven and was 10 times placed for $143,710 in stakes, and later became the dam of the Kaikoura Cup winner Classie Brigade 1:54.6 ($393,612), the Albion Park victor Trilight Brigade (1:55.2) and Triroyale Brigade (1:56.9). Others from Smithie’s Delight were Delight Brigade 1:57.9 ($156,312), the Gloucester Park winner Starlight Brigade (1:55.1), Delightful GNP and the Mach Three mare Tristar Brigade, the dam of the talented WA three-year-old Parmesan (1:58.7), a winner of 12 of his 18 starts to date.   Top Tasmanian two-year-old filly When she won the $12,000 Blue Bonnet at Hobart last Sunday Written In Silk proved herself the top two-year-old filly in Tasmania for the current season. It was her second success from five starts, and she soundly defeated the best two-year-old fillies in the State after leading for the last 1200 metres and clocking 1:59.9 for the mile.  Written In Silk, who won the Belmont at Launceston in March, is a filly by the Artsplace horse Sportswriter, who stood his early seasons at the stud in NSW and has been located in Ontario while at the stud in North America. Sportswriter has been most successful in Australia. His stock includes the Inter Dominion placegetter Our Uncle Sam and the top flight juveniles Lumineer, Niki No No and Mitch Maguire. Written In Silk is out of the Belmont winner Mon Soie (1:58.6), by Village Jasper from Yeronga Twinkle, a NSW bred mare by Shipp’s Scorch from Ninja Star, by New York Motoring, and tracing to Pride Of Lincoln, founder of Australasia’s greatest classic winning family. Yeronga Twinkle, who left four winners, was a half-sister to a top ranking pacer in Astral Francais 1:57.7 ($186,435) and to The Milky Way (2:00.2), a French Chef mare who left the Wagga Cup winner Teo Enteo 1:51.7 ($441,446) and Shady Secret 1:52 ($152,438), both big winners in America. The champion WA pacer Allwood’s Chief is also a member of this family. Written In Silk was purchased for $20,000 at the 2019 Tasmanian Harness Yearling Sale at Carrick.    Perth winner from good broodmare Bletchley Park, a winner of The Warwick (Listed) and recently a Free-for-all winner at Gloucester Park, is one of the best four-year-olds in WA at present. He has won $242,699 in stakes, a worthwhile return for the $95,000 paid for him as a yearling. By the Western Ideal horse American Ideal (a leading sire in Australia and NZ), he is out of Alldatglitterisgold, a noted producer by Caprock from Glitter, a trotting mare by Lordship from the Armbro Del mare Sandra Del. Alldatglittersisgold produced two high class pacers in Bling It On (1:50.2), a winner of 48 races and $1.83 million in stakes and now at the stud in NSW, and Baby Bling (1:50.5), a winner of 21 races and $854,490. Others from Alldatglittersisgold were a smart racemare in Hectic 1:56.7 ($97,745), the dam of the Menangle winner She Envy 1:53.4 ($105,532); Blingittothemax 1:55.3 ($111,644), Show Me The Bling (1:53.1) and so on. Another daughter of Alldatglittersisgold was Glitterazzi, who became the dam of Shez Got Bling (1:59.7) and the recent Victorian three-year-old winner Someglitzsomewhere. A Captaintreacherous colt out of Glitterazzi fetched $50,000 at this year’s APG Melbourne sale.   Star three-year-old by Changeover Yianni, a three-year-old by Changeover from Jodila (1:57.5), by Jereme’s Jet from Trudee, by Albert Albert, won only one race as a two-year-old last season. But the Changeover gelding has proved himself to some purpose in his three-year-old racing, winning four of his six starts including a heat of the Bathurst Gold Chalice. He is a very good youngster. Bred and raced by Danny Zavitsanos, Yianni ranks as a half-brother to this year’s Victoria Sapling Stakes winner Ideal Dan (1:55.1), being out of Jodila (10 wins) whose dam was a top racemare in Trudee (1:58, the winner of 21 races and $167,757) was an Albert Albert mare who left a string of winners including Jodan 1:52.9 ($147,129). Trudee was a half-sister to nine winners including a useful pacer in Suncola (1:57) and the Fake Left mare Intrude, the dam of the glamour Victorian racemare Make Mine Cullen 1:53 ($874,178) and others including Bella Joy, Billy Badlands and Rogers Passion. Goodtime Heaven and Make Mine Heaven, both very impressive winners at Bendigo and Bathurst respectively this week, are also members of this family. Victorian trotter has strong bloodlines Whos The Man, whose winning run at the Bendigo midweek meeting was his third from his last five starts, is a two-year-old trotter of some potential. He has an all-American breeding background and one which has been most successful. By Angus Hall, he is out of the Sundon mare Oh Yes Indeed, who won a string of races in Victoria including the Lightfoot Laurels.  Oh Yes Indeed, who was bred in Canterbury, was out of Pride Of Dee, by Game Pride from the brilliant trotting mare Thriller Dee, by Crockett from Gay Marlene, by Johnny Globe from Gay Tune, who founded a noted branch of the Brown Bread family. Besides Whos The Man, Oh Yes Indeed was the dam of the country cups winner The Boss Man Tr 1:58.6 ($265,714), the Vicbred champion Anywhere Hugo Tr 1:57.8 ($149,690), My Mate Mal (14 wins) and Earl Of Stanton (10 wins). Oh Yes Indeed was a half-sister to the Moonee Valley trotting winner Ace’s Noble (10 wins) and to Lady Odette, the dam of the Harness Jewels winner Charlemagne Tr 1:55.9 ($278,678) and the Australian winners Continental Pride (Tr 1:59.7) and Ode To Success (Tr 1:59.1). Another half-sister was Millburn Madonna, who left the Melton winner Express Yourself (6 trotting wins to date). Other trotters further back in this pedigree have been Sundee’s Son, Sunana Asset, Kipper Dee and Classical Whiz.   Leading sire’s absence a loss Racing at the Gloucester Park meeting last Friday further demonstrated the loss of Alta Christiano to breeders. With only a few representatives racing, he sired a winning treble with the four-year-olds Alta Rhett and Fake News and the three-year-old gelding Alta Angen. Alta Engen, a gelding from the Million To One mare Its Karma, has won six of his eight starts including his last three on end and is rated highly. In all, Alta Christiano’s progeny have earned more than $1.2 million this season.   Unbeaten two-year-old Beyond Delight, who downed a useful field of two-year-olds at Bendigo recently and is now undefeated in two starts, gives the impression that he could develop into one of next season’s top three-year-olds. Bred and raced by Bruce and Vicki Edward, Beyond Delight is a well developed black colt by Bettor’s Delight from Whatahottie (1:54.3), the dam also of the WA juvenile winner Miss Serena. Their dam, Whatahottie, was a Christian Cullen mare from Milagro, by Dream Away from Aberfeldy, by Mark Lobell from Black Watch, by Scottish Command. It is an interesting fact that there is a double strain of Globe Derby blood in Beyond Delight’s pedigree through both Scottish Command and Rosehaven (dam of Black Watch) and a strain of U Scott blood  through Scottish Command. It was the Globe Derby line that gave Australia one of its greatest sires in Springfield Globe. Whatahottie was a sister to the dual Melton winner Christian Miracle (1:55.2) and a half-sister to the metropolitan winners Emiliana (1:55.6) and Hezgot Fusion Power (1:56.2) and to the good NZ winner Miracle Mach. A champion pacer in Arden Rooney belongs to this family. He won the NZ Cup and A. G. Hunter Cup and in all 21 races and $1,070,230 in stakes. Cash N Flow (1:49), who has won his last 10 starts in NSW, Rocknroll Lincoln (WA Pacing Cup), Katy Perry and Megaera are among many good winning members of Beyond Delight’s family, which has produced both top colts and fillies.   Pixel Perfect to new sire Pixel Perfect, the dam of Soho Tribeca and Carlas Pixel, is to be mated with the young Somebeachsomewhere horse Soho Lanikai this year. Soho Lanikai, a winner at his only start as a two-year-old at Melton by an incredible 65 metres, is standing his first season at Goodtime Lodge, near Colac. Pixel Perfect, an Art Major mare from Amarillen, has left six winners from seven foals of racing age and they have amassed more than $2.3 million in stakes between them. She is now rising 14 years. Peter Wharton

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