Bro books ticket to summer carnival

Loloma Farms added another dimension to its summer carnival squad following Hey Bro’s powerful victory at Ascot on Saturday.

Hey Bro (3g Fath – Court Scandal by Is It True) broke clear from pacemaker You Will Be Queen and then held off late closer Matching Motors to win the Westspeed 3YO Hcp (1000m).

Ascot trainer Shane Quilty is preparing several black-type candidates for Loloma Farms owners Kevin Fowler and Kelly Everett.  “We’re building a nice team and we’re more than happy with the way things are going,” Quilty said.  “Hey Bro needs to race on the pace.  We asked Lucas (Camilleri) to ride him quietly last time but it didn’t work out.”

Former Westbury Park stallion Fath sired him from a sister to Perth stakes winner Tell Me Straight.  It’s a Heytesbury Stud family that also includes black-type winners Vibrant Virgo (Zabaleta), Genuine Girl (Is It True) and Impressive Matters (Viscount).

Loloma Farms bought his dam Court Scandal from Heytesbury for just $1,100 at a Perth Magic Millions Sale in April 2009.

Hey Bro is on course for the LR Placid Ark Stakes (1200m) at Ascot on November 23.  Quilty also has Run For Rum (Citidancer) heading for the G2 WA Guineas on the Super Saturday program.

Stablemate Get Fath (Fath) will continue towards the G3 Champion Fillies on November 16 after finishing a first-up fifth in the LR Burgess Queen Stakes on Saturday.

– Karl Patterson