Baracus leads home Triple Crown quinella at Canberra

Baracus led home a Triple Crown quinella at Canberra on Friday with a commanding pillar-to-post victory under Christian Reith.

The son of Brazen Beau was recording his second win from his last three starts and did so in impressive fashion, staying on strongly up the straight to fend off the advances of his fellow Triple Crown-raced stablemate First Crown.

Baracus jumped alertly from barrier four and showed good gate speed to cross and settle at the head of affairs. First Crown also showed good date speed and crossed from barrier eight to settle on the heels of his Peter and Paul Snowden-trained stable companion.

The pair travelled kindly throughout and quickened up smartly turning for home, with the rest of the field unable to land a blow. Both responded generously to the urgings of their respective jockeys, but First Crown was unable to bridge the gap on Baracus, who stayed on stoutly to record a two-length victory.

“He jumped well, controlled the speed and just kept rolling,” a delighted Peter Snowden said.

“He was good late and finished off strong, which was great to see for his first run in Sydney.

“It’s a good start and hopefully we can go on to a better class of race.”

Baracus and his strapper Maeva