Broome Gets It Done In The Alleged


Broome |

While he had to work to land odds of 1-2 in Saturday's G3 Holden Plant Rentals Alleged S. at The Curragh, Coolmore and Masaaki Matsushima's Broome (Ire) (Australia {GB}) managed to collect and maintain his perfect sequence in 2021. Authoritative when taking the Listed Devoy S. over this 10-furlong trip on contrasting soft ground at Naas Mar. 28, the 2019 G3 Ballysax S. and G3 Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial S. winner who was also a close fourth in that year's G1 Epsom Derby is back on an even keel this term and was providing Aidan O'Brien with a third renewal in the last four runnings of a race which is becoming increasingly important to the operation. Settled fifth early, the bay was three lengths off the pace and looking in possible trouble two out but after hitting that flat spot stayed on to collar Thundering Nights (Ire) (Night of Thunder {Ire}) near the line for a half-length success. Ryan Moore, who was completing the third part of a four-timer for the stable on the afternoon, said, “I think he did very well to win today, as it was just a little bit messy early on and I had to wait a bit. The way the ground is today and with the wind, it is hard to make up ground but he showed a great attitude. He was a very good 3-year-old and he's in a better place now–he's done nothing wrong this year.”

O'Brien is looking at a possible step back up in trip with the winner and said, “He's a lovely horse and will probably love going back up to a mile and a half. It was nice that he didn't have to make the running and Ryan was very happy with him. We can have a look at races like the [G1] Coronation Cup [at Epsom June 4] and the [G1] Tattersalls [Gold Cup at this venue May 23]. Ryan felt the pace was nice early and then dropped in the middle of the race. He had to work a bit harder than if the pace was consistent over a mile and a quarter. He's brave.”

 Pedigree Notes

   Broome's dam is the Listed National S.-winning and G3 Princess Margaret S. and GIII Appalachian S.-placed Sweepstake (Ire) (Acclamation {GB}), whose dam Dust Flicker (GB) (Suave Dancer) is a full-sister to the G3 Prix de la Nonette winner Dust Dancer (GB). The latter is in turn the second dam of this stable's G1 Phoenix S.-winning sire Zoffany (Ire) (Dansili {GB}), the G2 Futurity S. winner and G1 Irish Derby runner-up Rostropovich (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) and the G3 Bengough S. winner Projection (GB) who shares Acclamation as a sire with Sweepstake. Dust Flicker is also kin to the G3 Fred Darling S. scorer Bulaxie (GB) (Bustino {GB}), who herself produced the G2 Premio Lydia Tesio winner Claxon (GB) (Caerleon) with the latter responsible for Cassydora (GB) (Darshaan {GB}) who took the GIII Hillsborough S. and was runner-up in G1 Nassau S.

Cassydora's three black-type winners include the multiple group winner Ernest Hemingway (Ire) by Australia's sire Galileo (Ire) and the G3 Prix d'Aumale winner Toulifaut (Ire) by Rostropovich's sire Frankel, while the family also features last year's G1 St Leger runner-up Berkshire Rocco (Fr) (Sir Percy {GB}). Sweepstake also has the once-raced 3-year-old filly by Frankel named Malathaat (Ire), an as-yet unnamed 2-year-old full-brother to Broome and a yearling filly by Lope de Vega (Ire).

Saturday, The Curragh, Ireland
HOLDEN PLANT RENTALS ALLEGED S.-G3, €50,000, Curragh, 4-17, 4yo/up, 10fT, 2:05.43, gd.
1–BROOME (IRE), 131, h, 5, by Australia (GB)
                1st Dam: Sweepstake (Ire) (SW & GSP-Eng, SW &
                                 GSP-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-Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith & Mrs John Magnier &
Masaaki Matsushima; B-Epona Bloodstock Ltd (IRE); T-Aidan
O'Brien; J-Ryan Moore. €30,000. Lifetime Record: G1SP-Fr,
13-5-2-0, $455,911. Werk Nick Rating: A+++ *Triple Plus*.
   Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Thundering Nights (Ire), 131, f, 4, Night of Thunder (Ire)–
Cape Castle (Ire), by Cape Cross (Ire). (€17,000 RNA Wlg '17
GOFNOV; €19,000 RNA Ylg '18 TIRSEP). O-Shapoor Mistry;
B-Manjri Farm (IRE); T-Joseph O'Brien. €10,000.
3–Up Helly Aa (Ire), 131, h, 5, Galileo (Ire)–Fiesolana (Ire), by
Aussie Rules. O/B-Flaxman Stables Ireland Ltd (IRE); T-Willie
McCreery. €5,000.
Margins: HF, 2 3/4, NK. Odds: 0.50, 9.00, 7.00.
Also Ran: Helvic Dream (Ire), Numerian (Ire), In From The Cold (Ire), Pondus (GB), King of Comedy (Ire), Bowerman (GB). Scratched: Njord (Ire). Click for the Racing Post result or the free catalogue-style pedigree.

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