Three to watch for Spring Carnivals
ON the eve on The Everest carnival beginning in Sydney, Triple Crown’s Michael Ward picks out three to follow in The Red as the elite racing returns to both Sydney and Melbourne!
BRAVE SONG was last season’s leading son for his exciting young sire Your Song, and is arguably the most picturesque horse in training!
A wonderful type, Brave Song earned a placing at Group 3 level in the Eskimo Prince Stakes behind leading colt Kementari as a three-year-old, and after winning at Flemington this preparation he went on to finish third at Group level once more in the Aurie’s Star Handicap over 1200m, before again finishing placed in the Listed Regal Roller at Caulfield on his most recent start.
A $67,500 purchase from the Inglis Classic Sale, Brave Song has earned $263,320 in prizemoney during his career so far, and has been knocking on the door of that win at Stakes level.
His next start could be the Group 2 Bobbie Lewis at Flemington over 1200m on September 15.
A revelation last preparation winning four races in succession, including the Listed Randwick City Stakes over 2000m.
A horse that has won over $75,000 in BOBs bonuses during his career, the now five-year-old has improved out of sight to become a spring contender for some valuable races.
With almost $400,000 in prizemoney earned during his career to date, Emperor’s Way is the leading earner for his sire Roman Emperor after being purchased for $55,000 at the Inglis Classic Yearling sale.
He’ll next tackle the Group 3 Kingston Town Stakes over 2000m at Randwick on September 15 as he bids for a first Group-race win of his career.
THE EVEREST Champion needs no introduction and gave his Everest rivals a real warning shot when running away to retain his Group 3 Concorde Stakes title at Randwick on September 1, beating fellow Everest contender Invincible Star.
That performance suggests he’s returned better than ever and will be following the same route to The Everest as 12 months ago, with Redzel next tackling the Group 2 Shorts on September 15.
His career prizemoney return of $8.8 million sees him placed fifth on the all-time list of Australian earners, and is the sprinter they all have to beat heading into this Everest Carnival!
An exciting crop of 2Yos!
SPRING sees the first 2YO races of the year with the Breeders’ Plate and Gimcrack Stakes taking place towards the end of September, and Triple Crown have an exciting crop of two-year-olds making excellent progression with Snowden Racing.
Keep your eyes peeled for the early trials on September 17, with several Triple Crown 2YOs showing precocious speed in the early stages of their career. Watch this space!
Photos: Bradley Photographers