Promising filly Brazen Gem put some significant setbacks behind her with a scintillating winning return to the track.
Ontrack’s daughter of Brazen Beau took her record to four starts for two wins and a placing with a dominant win over 1000 metres at Goulburn.
Brazen Gem cleared maidens at Orange at her third start last November but came out of the race with a serious viral issues.
The illness required intensive veterinary care and filly was sent straight to the spelling paddock
once the virus was under control.
Warwick Farm trainer Bjorn Baker gave her a lengthy spell and she returned to the stable earlier this year and was fitted for her Goulburn race with two trials on her home track.
From a tricky gate at a very windy Goulburn Brazen Gem settled off the speed with cover and shouldered her way into the clear turning for home and dashed away for a decisive win.
Ontrack Thoroughbreds Grant Morgan purchased Brazen Gem at the New Zealand Bloodstock Premier Sale for $160,000.
The filly was bred at Gerry Harvey’s Westbury Stud near Auckland and Brazen Gem is the first foal of the Dane Shadow mare Fifty Eight Facets who was a winner in a light career for trainer Peter Moody.
Brazen Gem was the first runner by Ontrack’s former champion Brazen Beau to race in the Ontrack all gold colours and Ontrack has a number of unraced two and three-year-olds by Brazen Beau waiting in the wings.
Ontrack’s Managing Director Grant Morgan purchased Brazen Beau as a yearling at the Inglis Classic Sale for $70,000 and managed his brilliant sprinting career which netted Group One wins in the Coolmore Stakes and Newmarket Handicap.
Plans for the filly are likely to see her head to a city race at this stage of her career.
Congratulations to our winning owners: David and Sue Worthley, Vin Harink, Mark Snowden, Fine Dining Syndicate (Manager Mark Ostermeyer), Malcolm Borger, Ailsa Morrison-Galt, Dave Moretti, Wayne and Paddi Muller, John and Barbara Gilbert, Christine Shaw, Robert Corolla, Bobby Vucenovic, Peter McClintock, Bob and Gladys Harvey, Judy Bandidt, Garry Batchelder, Brad Leaity John Loftus, Gerald and Antoinette Pacholec, D Paton, Roger Perusich, David Sparkes, Ken Stocks, Barry Tangitu, Anne Wade, Jean Weston, Ty Wagstaff.