Australia's Broome Extends Tally In the Mooresbridge




Providing Aidan O'Brien with a 12th renewal of The Curragh's G2 Coolmore Sottsass Irish EBF Mooresbridge S. on Monday, Broome (Ire) (Australia {GB}) continued his own success story with a third black-type win in 2021. Having taken the Listed Devoy S. at Naas Mar. 28 and the Apr. 17 G3 Alleged S. over this track and 10-furlong trip, the 4-9 favourite was forwardly placed in second by Ryan Moore and ridden to take command approaching the last two furlongs. Pressed by Helvic Dream (Ire) (Power {GB}) from there, he kept finding to earn a two-length success, with the returning G1 Melbourne Cup hero Twilight Payment (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}) 4 1/2 lengths away in third.

While he is not one of Ballydoyle's flashiest stars, Broome is one of those admirable back-up horses that the major stables need and is very strong at this level. “He's a lovely horse and he's come back very well this year,” Ryan Moore said. “There is plenty left in there and he kind of played with them to be honest. He's unbeaten at ten, but I do think he'll get further. He's only had a couple of goes at group 1 company and has been fourth on two occasions, so he's entitled to have another go.”

Broome is out of the speedy Listed National S. scorer and G3 Princess Margaret S. and GIII Appalachian S.-placed Sweepstake (Ire) (Acclamation {GB}), whose dam is a full-sister to the G3 Prix de la Nonette winner Dust Dancer (GB). She in turn produced the GII Lake Placid H. scorer Spotlight (GB) (Dr Fong), herself responsible for the G3 Bengough S. winner Projection (GB) (Acclamation {GB}) and for the dam of last year's G1 St Leger runner-up Berkshire Rocco (Fr) (Sir Percy {GB}). Dust Dancer is also the second dam of the G1 Phoenix S.-winning Zoffany (Ire) (Dansili {GB}) who posthumously had his first Classic winner on Sunday and his G2 Futurity S.-winning and G1 Irish Derby-placed half-brother Rostropovich (Ire) (Frankel {GB}). This is also the family of the G3 Fred Darling S. scorer Bulaxie (GB) (Bustino {GB}), her G2 Premio Lydia Tesio-winning daughter Claxon (GB) (Caerleon) and her daughter Cassydora (GB) (Darshaan {GB}) who took the GIII Hillsborough S. and was runner-up in G1 Nassau S. Sweepstake's as-yet unnamed 2-year-old is a full-brother to Broome, while she also has a yearling filly by Lope de Vega (Ire).

Monday, Curragh, Ireland
COOLMORE SOTTSASS IRISH EBF MOORESBRIDGE S.-G2, €100,000, Curragh, 5-3, 4yo/up, 10fT, 2:10.85, g/y.
1–BROOME (IRE), 131, h, 5, by Australia (GB)
1st Dam: Sweepstake (Ire) (SW & GSP-Eng & US, $114,162), by Acclamation (GB)
2nd Dam: Dust Flicker (GB), by Suave Dancer
3rd Dam: Galaxie Dust, by Blushing Groom (Fr)
(€120,000 RNA Ylg '17 GOFOR; 150,000gns Ylg '17 TATDEY). O-Masaaki Matsushima, Susan Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith; B-Epona Bloodstock Ltd (IRE); T-Aidan O'Brien; J-Ryan Moore. €60,000. Lifetime Record: G1SP-Fr, 14-6-2-0, $527,514. Werk Nick Rating: A+++ *Triple Plus*. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Helvic Dream (Ire), 131, g, 4, Power (GB)–Rachevie (Ire), by Danehill Dancer (Ire). (€4,000 RNA Wlg '17 TATFBR; €12,000 Ylg '18 TIRSEP). O-Mrs Caroline Hendron & Mrs M Cahill; B-T O'Dwyer & K O'Brien (IRE); T-Noel Meade. €20,000.
3–Twilight Payment (Ire), 134, g, 8, Teofilo (Ire)–Dream On Buddy (Ire), by Oasis Dream (GB). (€200,000 5yo '18 GOFHIT). O-Lloyd J Williams Syndicate; B-Jim Bolger (IRE); T-Joseph O'Brien. €10,000.
Margins: 2, 4HF, 2. Odds: 0.44, 7.50, 12.00.
Also Ran: Up Helly Aa (Ire), Ancient Spirit (Ger), Saltonstall (GB). Click for the Racing Post result or the free catalogue-style pedigree.

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