Brazen Beau no Certainty for 2014 Run To The Rose

August 29th, 2014

Confirming three exciting prospects in the final field for the 2014 Run To The Rose (1200m) at Rosehill Gardens this weekend, trainer Chris Waller has revealed he is yet to decide whether or not he will allow leading chance Brazen Beau to run on what is likely to be a rain-affected track.

Brazen Beau is no certainty to contest the 2014 Run To The Rose

Brazen Beau is no certainty to contest the 2014 Run To The Rose. Photo: Daniel Costello

Performing well over two starts through autumn, Brazen Beau more than stamped his claims as one to watch when arriving in Brisbane for the Winter Racing Carnival; winning one and finishing second in two black type races, including the Group 1 J.J. Atkins (1600m) on June 7th.

Undoubtedly at his worst in his only run of a rain-affected track so-far; fifth in the Listed Lonhro Plate (1100m) on March 8th, Waller said he is hoping to get at least one run under the I Am Invincible colt’s belt before the featured Group 1 Golden Rose (1400m) on September 13th.

They need a break after Brisbane … obviously they hold some degree of fitness but they still need that pipe-opener to harden them up,” Waller told AAP.

Returning to the track in competitive form having finished third in the Group 3 San Domenico Stakes (1100m) on August 16th, Law has more than warranted a Golden Rose nomination, however Waller said his third entrant, Sniper Fire, is yet to prove if he is up to the class.

“We’ll be using this run to give us a gauge on whether he is up this level,” Waller said.

“I think he will be in his three-year-old year but whether it’s this early, I don’t know.”

Finishing worse than second just once in five competitive race starts so far, Brazen Beau beat a talented field to the line in the Australian Turf Club Handicap (1100m) on debut in February; overcoming his disappointing Lonhro Plate with an impressive win in the Group 2 Champagne Classic (1200m) and second in the Group 2 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1350m) prior to the J.J. Atkins.

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