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Top sprinter joins Smashing lineup

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Aquis Farm has announced Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) winner Brave Smash (JPN) (Tosen Phantom {JPN}) will join their stallion roster upon his retirement. He has been purchased in partnership with successful Queensland breeding operation Glenlogan Park.

A winner in Japan at two, Brave Smash, was group-placed in his home nation of Japan before being purchased by Australian Bloodstock to race in Australia. He made an immediate impact in his new country, placing in his first four starts, including a Listed win and third in The Everest.

Brave Smash

Brave Smash then returned in the autumn to secure his first Group 1 win in the G1 Futurity S. over 1400m. At his last start he took out the G1 Manikato Stakes at Moonee Valley. He will line up this Saturday in the G1 VRC Sprint at Flemington.

"We are delighted to have him, and look forward to him enhancing his reputation on Saturday in the Group 1 VRC Sprint Classic." - Shane McGrath, Aquis CEO

“He’s a genuine top class racehorse, multiple Group 1 winner of the Manikato and Futurity Stakes,” said Aquis CEO Shane McGrath.

“He’s beaten the best sprinters in the land in his Group 1 wins, and only went down a small margin when second in the G1 Newmarket Handicap. We are delighted to have him, and look forward to him enhancing his reputation on Saturday in the Group 1 VRC Sprint Classic."

Brave Smash has a pedigree somewhat unfamiliar to Australians, being by Tosen Phantom (JPN), a son of Neo Universe (JPN) (Sunday Silence {JPN}) who has had relatively small crops in his homeland. His female line is well-known in Japan however, being the family of dual Champion miler Daiwa Major (JPN) and Champion 3-year-old filly Daiwa Scarlet (JPN).

He is a complete outcross, offering Danehill-line mare owners access to a sprint sire, an appeal highly considered by partners Glenlogan Park.

"He will be the perfect outcross for the huge number of Danehill line mares available." - Jon Haseler, Glenlogan Park

“Physically, Brave Smash is built in the same mould as some of the most successful sires in the country right now and his bloodlines dictate that when he retires to the breeding barn he will be the perfect outcross for the huge number of Danehill line mares available,” said Glenlogan Principal Jon Haseler.

“We look forward to sharing in his future racing and to partnering Aquis in ensuring he is given the very best opportunities when he retires to stud,” he said.