Brigadoon Rise chasing Black Type success
LAST-TIME-OUT winner Brigadoon Rise heads to Hawkesbury’s Stand Alone meeting on Saturday chasing Black Type success when she contests the Group 3 Godolphin Crown over 1300m.
The four-year-old mare has returned this preparation in the form of her life, backing up an unlucky second place finish first-up at Warwick Farm on March 22 with victory at the same track two weeks later in a BenchMark 78 contest, as she held on from the fast-finishing Magic Dallas over the same distance as Saturday’s Group 3 test.
Saturday will represent a third attempt at this level for the daughter of Stratum, who finished fifth in the Gold Coast Guineas and a close-up fourth in the James Carr Stakes at Randwick when stepping up to Group level last year.
Brigadoon Rise is part of a three-strong challenge for Peter & Paul Snowden in this race, who have a strong record at the meeting with Peter Snowden recording a record 11 victories from the feature Group 3 and two-year-old races, six of which have arrived in the Godolphin Crown, including last year’s victor, Nancy.
Despite drawing barrier 11 for the Group 3 contest, the Randwick supremo believes she can be competitive with Brigadoon Rise improving again since her last success.
“It’s a competitive race but she’s well worth having a crack at this,” said Snowden. “It’s a Group 3 race and a bit of Black Type is what we’ve been after. She’s going there in good form, her work’s been excellent and she’s trained on nicely but we just need a little bit of luck from the awkward draw.”