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Brazen showing sets stallion on winning way

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Written by Paul Vettise

Brazen Beau (I Am Invincible) and Deep Field (Northern Meteor) had a big day with two impressive 2-year-old winners. The former got off the mark in brilliant fashion when his son Tassort produced a dynamic performance to win on debut at Rosehill on Saturday.

It was a perfect result for the Darley-based stallion, himself a two-time Group 1 winning sprinter, as the James Cumming-trained youngster handed him his first siring success when he blitzed his rivals in the Golden Gift.

“He’s from the first crop of that very exciting young stallion and it’s good to have arguably one of the best 2-year-olds around,” Cummings said.

“He’s continued to do everything right and he’s improved and there’s more improvement to come.” - James Cummings.

“He’s continued to do everything right and he’s improved and there’s more improvement to come.

“He has been such a relaxed customer and with the pressure going on in the last few weeks it has really woken him up. He was impressive and he’s a beautiful colt.”

Tassort only had three rivals to contend with, but a lack of numbers didn’t detract from his effort.

Track record

He settled in behind the leader and when he got into the clear he exploded to win by five and a quarter lengths, going away, and in the process lowered the track record previously held by Yankee Rose (All American) to 1.03.88.

The front-runner Spaceboy (Deep Field) set a solid clip in front and he held second from Jonah (Hinchinbrook) with Cardiff (Snitzel) to last of the four.

Brazen Beau

“As soon as he walked into the stalls he was the ultimate professional.” – James McDonald.

“He felt terrific and did a wonderful job,” winning rider James McDonald said. “As soon as he walked into the stalls he was the ultimate professional.

“He travelled well and when the gap presented itself he had no hesitation and ran straight as a gun barrel.

“He’s still got plenty to learn, but the world’s his oyster. There’s so much upside to him.”

Pedigree notes

The fourth representative of Brazen Beau to step out, Tassort is a half-brother to five winners including the G1 Golden Rose S., winner Astern (Medaglia D’Oro {USA}) and the G1 Flight S., and G1 Queen of the Turf S., winner Alizee (Sepoy).

Their mother is Essaouira (Exceed And Excel), a daughter of the G2 Magic Night S., winner Alizes (NZ) (Rory’s Jester) while her dam is the G1 Galaxy H., winner La Baraka (Euclase) and she is out of the multiple Group 1 winner Triscay (Marscay).

Meanwhile in New Zealand 2-year-old action, unbeaten filly Bavella (NZ) (Snitzel) is likely to be freshened following her victory in Saturday’s Listed Splice Construction S., at Pukekohe.

“I think she might be pretty special.” – Brendan Lindsay.

“I think she might be pretty special,” said Cambridge Stud’s Brendan Lindsay, who bred and races the youngster with his wife Jo.

“She might go to the paddock and have a break, she’s done enough. She’s got black type now.”

Trained by Lance Noble, Bavella sat three wide without cover before surging clear in the run home for an effortless win.

She is a daughter of the Group 3 winner Zonza (NZ) (Zabeel {NZ}), who is in foal to Cambridge Stud’s new stallion Almanzor (FR).