Racing in NSW is so good at the moment that a horse can win a $500,000 race on the way to a Group 1.
Brandenburg will run in the inaugural half million dollar The Coast (1600m) at Gosford on Saturday and a big run will book his spot in the Group 1 Doomben Cup on May 22.
Trainer John Sargent said Saturday’s race was too good to ignore for his Stakes winner who is third-up.
The Form: Complete NSW Racing thoroughbred form, including video replays and all you need to know about every horse, jockey and trainer. Find a winner here!
Trainer John Sargent expects a forward showing from Brandenburg in The Coast at Gosford on Saturday. Photo: Grant GuySource:The Daily Telegraph
“Imagine if I took him up to Queensland hoping to get a run in that race when there’s a $500,000 race here,” he said.
“It’s a nice race for him.
“He galloped very well on Tuesday and Regan Bayliss knows him well and he’s primed to run a mile. He’s bred to get at least 2000m which is where he’ll get to after this run.
“He’s even fitter now and is at his peak so he’ll run there then go up to the Doomben Cup in two weeks.”
Brandenburg will jump from barrier 12 and won’t be ridden negatively like he has been at his two runs this time in.
“He’ll be positive from the draw and just roll on over somewhere and be three-wide with cover,” Sargent said.
Horse racing: Kolding wins the Group 1 All Aged Stakes at Randwick on April 24, 2021…
Horse racing: Kolding wins the Group 1 All Aged Stakes at Randwick on April 24, 2021
“It will be better there than on the inside.
“This race won’t be easy to win and obviously we’ll need some luck at that track which he hasn’t been to before so that’s a definite query but for a $500,000 race, you’ve got to find out.”
Brandenburg may be coming off a 12th placing at Randwick a fortnight ago but he got badly held up for a run and was jogging in behind them.
That’s why the punters rate him a $9 chance behind equal $6 favourites All Saints’ Ever, Wheelhouse and Nudge to win the bumper race on Gosford Cup Day.
“Last time was a train wreck wasn’t it,” Sargent said.
“He would’ve been hard to beat with a clear run because he was working so well.”
Multiple Group 1 winners successful sire Reset died on Tuesday night.Source:News Corp Australia
Meanwhile, Group 1 winner on the track and Darley’s stallion Reset died on Tuesday evening.
As well as Rebel Raider, Reset was the sire of Caulfield Cup winner Fawkner, Cox Plate champ Pinker Pinker, Epsom Handicap winner Hauraki and the VRC Oaks-winning filly Set Square.
In total, he has sired 34 Stakes winners and his progeny earned $55 million in prizemoney.
Originally published asThe Coast is central in Group 1 goal for Brandenburg
Source: Read Full Article