Brazen Moss flying ahead of deserved crack at Stakes level
BRAZEN MOSS is ‘working as sharp as a 1000m horse’ according to his trainer Tony Gollan ahead of his thoroughly deserved tilt at Stakes level in the Listed Tails Stakes over the mile at Doomben on Saturday.
The five-year-old is in the form of his life and steps up to Stakes grade after back-to-back wins achieved at the Gold Coast in March and Doomben on April 1, where he defeated the re-opposing Too Good To Refuse.
Credit must go to the excellent Tony Gollan team. April marks a year since Brazen Moss made his debut for the stable and, while under the care of Gollan at his Eagle Farm yard, Brazen Moss is operating at a phenomenal place strike-rate of 70%, including four wins, earning $185,600 in that time – some testament to their superb operation.
Three of those wins have come over the mile at Doomben, and in Jim Byrne, Brazen Moss has also struck up what is becoming a fruitful partnership with the leading jockey, who has guided the son of Mossman to four wins from their five starts together.
Although facing the biggest test of his career, Tony Gollan is confident the fairytale can continue on Saturday as Brazen Moss seeks to continue the good form of Triple Crown runners, with five winners from their last eight starters, including a 19th Group race success when Redzel took the Group 3 TAB Hall Mark Stakes at Randwick on Saturday,
“He worked as sharp as anything when we worked him on Tuesday morning – he’s as sharp as a 1000m horse,” said Gollan. “Jim [Byrne] will look to put him in the race at the right time but what we’ve been seeing with this horse is he can win any number of ways. He’s racing like a true horse.
“This is a big step up for him but I couldn’t be any happier with him. He never runs a bad race and he’s going there in terrific shape. He loves Doomben and he loves the mile.”