Brazen Force shed his maiden tag with an authoritative Kilmore maiden win on Saturday proving he inherits his looks from dad and his stamina from mum.
Trained by Mick Price and Michael Kent Junior at Caulfield, Brazen Beau is a four year old gelded son of Brazen Beau and the Octagonal mare Apocrypha.
“We bought him from the first crop of Brazen Beau to go through the sales ring at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale in 2018,” said Ontrack Thoroughbreds Managing Director Grant Morgan.
“He was a black colt much like his dad but he had a fair amount of size and scope as a yearling that suggested he inherited a lot of his mum’s qualities.
“His dam is by Octagonal and his second dam Tributes won the VRC Oaks and was successful up to 2500 metres and the more we did with him the more he told us that he threw to the maternal side.
“He’s had a few issues and has taken time but the stable have always liked the horse and this preparation he’s put things together. The way he ran out what is considered a tough 1600 metres at Kilmore suggests that he is going to get over further ground.
“Experience has shown us that Brazen Beau’s progeny are not speedy squibs and they all seem to be getting better with time and patience and Brazen Force is a perfect example of this.
“He’s only had six starts for Saturday’s win and two minor placings and there’s a lot to suggest that he’s going to be even more effective next time in work and over a middle distance.
“Apocrypha has had eight foals to race and seven winners and her progeny have won up to 2200 metres so there’s plenty of stout blood in Brazen Force’s pedigree and it’s a family of horses that train on and win plenty of races.
“His half-brother Affirmation (Not A Single Doubt) has raced successfully in Hong Kong as Sichuan Dar and won just on a million dollars while a close relation Top Spin (Arena) was Singapore Horse of the Year in 2008 and has won 16 races up to 2000 metres for earnings in excess of $1.8 million.
“Brazen Force is a big, strong gelding who is sound and gives every indication that there’s more in store,” said Grant Morgan.
Congratulations to our owners: Simon Dorrat, Ross Guzzo, Mick Hackett, Mark Kite, Dianne Linnane Stefan Marinkovic, Barry Muller, Damien Pound, Ken Stocks, Ty Wagstaff, Livnthedream Syndicate (Manager Brett Williamson), Marilyn Searles, Robert Corolla, David and Sue Worthley, Leigh Matthews, Ken Gordon, Ricky Kim, Jane and Martin Hellyer, Keating Racing (Manager Shane Keating), Vin Harink, Mark Snowden, Barbara and John Gilbert, Mick Power, Wayne and Paddi Muller, Reg Kim and Scott Anderson.