The Victorian Bred scheme Vicbred celebrated its finals night at Melton and both American Ideal and Bettor’s Delight’s progeny enjoyed Group 1 success on the key feature race night.

American Ideal’s son Centenario was seen to advantage when he defeated his rivals in the 2yo Vicbred colts and geldings final. Centenario now has over $240,000 in earnings and he led in an American Ideal quinella on the feature with his stable mate Nostra Ideal running a great place into second!

Bettor’s Delight’s son Wrappers Delight was simply too tough for his rivals in the 4yo Vicbred final for the colts and geldings. The diminutive pacer put his rivals to the sword when scorched a 26.6 quarter from the 800 metres to the 400 metres mark, which left his rivals grasping for air! Congratulations to all people involved in both these winners.

In Western Australia, the preludes for the upcoming Group 1 races for the 2yo’s of both sexes were held at Gloucester Park. In the 2yo fillies Gold bracelet Dracarys, a daughter of Bettor’s Delight was untroubled to win and in the 2yo colts and geldings Golden slipper prelude American Ideal’s sons Bletchly Park and Franco Edward staged a stirring duel to quinella the race, with Bletchly Park prevailing.

Sweet Lou has made an ominous start to his siring career in North America. His daughters where seen to the fore this week, with both Warrawee Ubeaut and She’s Allright scoring decisive victories in their Pennsylvania sires stakes heats. At The Meadowlands, he unleashed some very handy sons also. Sweet Lou is currently the leading first season sire in the USA.