Brazen Beau signaled that better things might be on the way from his second crop with the win of his high priced two year-old son Ideas Man at Moonee Valley on Cox Plate Day.
Ideas Man captured the Listed $500,000 Inglis Banner (1000m) on debut at Moonee Valley and give himself a chance to win a $3 million Inglis Triple Crown Bonus.
Third in the same race was another Brazen Beau two year-old in Arctic Ice. The Ellerton/Zahra prepared filly was an eye-catching effort to grab third after settling back in last position.
“There were a lot of good judges at the yearling sales this year who rated Brazen Beau’s second crop as far superior types to his first crop," said Ontrack Thoroughbred's Grant Morgan.
“That was reflected in the amazing prices his yearlings fetched this year and so far, it looks like they might be on the money."
Ideas Man was one of the higher priced Brazen Beau's sold this year, fetching $575,000 at the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale. He was the fifth highest Brazen Beau sold this year in Australia, with his highest yearling fetching $1.15m.
With his second Australian crop more than flying the flag earlier in the two year-old season, Brazen Beau's three year-old crop have also been out in force during the Spring.
Also at Moonee Valley, his very good looking three year-old son Sartorial Splendor showed blistering speed to record his first stakes success, giving Brazen Beau a stakes double on the Cox Plate Card.
The John Sadler prepared 3yo never looked in doubt to lead all the way in capturing the Group 3 Australia Stakes (1200m).
In Sydney, the Gerald Ryan prepared Colada (by Brazen Beau) was third in the $1m Bondi over the Randwick mile. That effort backed up his last start win in the Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes at the same track, in course record time.
“Certainly his current crop of three-year-olds have trained on and he’s been represented by Group 2 winner Colada and the Group 3 winner Sartorial Splendor so far this season."
“That’s no great surprise because Brazen Beau made a lot of improvement from two to three and it looks like his offspring are going to be the same," said Morgan.
"I think they will train right on. I Am Invincible seems to leave them better as they get older. They all have such great attitudes so its easy to see why they are out and going as 2yo's."