It was a fourth juvenile winner in the last month for MASTERY on Saturday when OXO’s $450,000 weanling purchase Bromley won on debut at Churchill Downs.
Racing in a 6 ½ furlong Maiden Special Weight on the dirt, Bromley stalked the leading Lark’s Mischief throughout the early stages of the race a few paths off the rail. The February-born colt made his move down the straight and was relentless in his determination to wear the leader down.
That horse gave in inside the final furlong and Bromley raced away to a 1 ½ length victory once he had the lead.
Bred by Lee McMillin and Eric Buckley, Bromley is conditioned by Paulo Lobo.
The colt is a half-brother to the multiple stakes placed Crew Dragon out of a half-sister to the Grade 3 winner and stakes producing Liam’s Dream, Grade 2 placed and stakes producer Holdontoyourdream and others. The page gets even better under Bromley’s third dam with that mare – named Danzig’s Beauty – the dam of champion sire Distorted Humor, stakes winner Dancing Gulch, and multiple stakes producers.
MASTERY has had a top notch Saturday with Master Som finishing second in a Fair Grounds Maiden Special Weight and Esme finishing third in a Woodbine Allowance Optional Claiming Race.
It has been a big November for MASTERY juveniles with seven from his crop finishing in the top three this month. Three of those top three placings have come in Churchill Downs races.