Balmont got off the mark in WA with a bang gaining a quinella result in the Smokefree WA Maiden (1100m) at the feature Bunbury Stakes meeting on Sunday (March 11).
In an outstanding result for the young stallion, She’s Quality beat Korolenko by 3/4-length.
She’s Quality, bred by Wendy Liddelow, was making her race debut and is from Seeking Quality, by Tribu, a four-time winner at 1100m.
The family traces back to smart filly Rennie Crescent, who won five times, from 1200m to 1800m, and was placed in the Champion Fillies Stakes and WA Oaks.
Rennie Crescent is the dam of Quality Crescent, who won the Pinjarra Oaks Trial and was also placed in the Champion Fillies Stakes.
Korolenko, bred by Cromartry Park, was having his second start and is from Secret Pact, by Bletchley Park.
Secret Pact is a sister to Magic Filly and a half-sister to Magic Zem (the dam of Superscenic).
Magic Filly won the Group 2 Señor Santa Handicap and Group 3 Tommy Hotspur Handicap in South Africa. Superscenic’s 12 WA wins are headed by the Listed York Handicap.
This is the family of brilliant sisters Jungle Dawn (10 wins, Group 1 Railway Stakes) and Jungle Mist (10 wins, Group 2 Winterbottom Stakes and Champion Fillies Stakes) and of Early Express (Group 1 Fruit ‘n’ Veg Stakes).
Balmont, winner of the historic Group 1 Middle Park Stakes in England and a half-brother to champion US 3Y0 Eskendereya, sired seven winners in the UK while on brief shuttle duties to Ireland. He is now permanently based at Lynward Park.
The Listed $100,000 Bunbury Stakes was later won by Reimbursement, a son of the former Lynward Park owned shuttler State City.