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Bronte BeachNo Trouble to Bronte Beach Sunning it up at the Bay

The Kevin Hickman owned homebred Bronte Beach (Reliable Man-Bronte Lass) signalled she could well be one ‘out of the box’ going forward after overcoming significant trouble during the running to then coast past her opposition like they were in another race.

Bronte Beach debuted at Rotorua with a fifth behind Woodcote Lass, Quick Thinker and Shibuya Kosaten on a wet track and was sent to Hawkes Bay to see what she could do on a better surface. Bronte Beach was allowed to settle back in the field by jockey Dylan Turner, and approaching the turn she improved quickly, getting into tight quarters for a stride or two - once into the straight Bronte Beach went for a marginal gap and almost fell, before regaining her composure and sprinting past the leaders to post an ever widening 3.5 length victory over $1,025,000 yearling Lethal with Seven Seas third.

Few horses pick themselves up so well after receiving such a torrid run, but for a two-year-old to do so was quite amazing, and then to put paid to her rivals as she did, was the mark of a serious filly!

Bronte Beach is the first foal of the five time winning Stravinsky mare Bronte Lass who in turn is out of the Sadler’s Wells mare Little Dorrit and descending from HH Aga Khan’s “Z” family which has produced Zafadola, Zelanda, Zennor, Emily Bronte, Lockwood, Earnshaw, Time Prisoner, Pearl Grey, and Balty Boys.

Safely through Saturday’s run Bronte Beach may run in the Listed race at Te Rapa on Saturday which trainer Stephen Marsh has won the event for the past five years consecutively.

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