Incoming Darley Victoria stallion Brazen Beau won’t arrive in England until a fortnight before the start of Royal Ascot.
The King’s Stand Stakes (1000m) on June 16 or Diamond Jubilee Stakes (1200m) on June 20 will be his last start before retiring to Darley’s southern base at Seymour. “Chris Waller has him looking absolutely spot on,” Darley Australia’s managing director Henry Plumptre said. “He will trial up the Flemington straight on May 29 and then fly out on June 3.
“We’ve considered all the transport options and Chris would rather him land in England nearer to the race than further out.”
Brazen Beau (I Am Invincible) was sold to Sheikh Mohammed between his Group 1 victories in the Coolmore Stud Stakes and Newmarket Hcp at Flemington earlier this season. “We identified him as a top class colt in the spring,” Plumptre added. “He will underline that ability at Royal Ascot.”
Darley will stand him at Northwood Park for an introductory fee of $44,000 (inc gst) this year.