Beau bound for Darley Victoria

Group 1 winning sprinter Brazen Beau has entered quarantine in readiness for his first book at Darley Victoria.

Brazen Beau was an unlucky second in the G1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot before fading from contention in the G1 July Cup at Newmarket on Saturday.

Despite the last-start loss, Chris Waller said the colt had been a wonderful horse to train.  “He’s been an absolute superstar,” Waller declared.  “It was a shame to come so close at Royal Ascot but he certainly got a lot of recognition for that.  Clearly though, he wasn’t quite at his best in the July Cup.”

Brazen Beau (I Am Invincible) appeared to be travelling kindly in Godolphin’s blue colours for the first time, however, he didn’t find a kick when asked to quicken by James Doyle.  “The ground might have been a little bit quick for him,” Waller said.  “James said coming into the dip he just didn’t feel quite as comfortable as he had been on the slightly easier ground in his trackwork.

“He’s better than that and seems to have pulled up fine.  He’s been here about six weeks now and maybe he’s just started to switch off a little bit.”

Sheikh Mohammed purchased Brazen Beau between his Group 1 victories in the Coolmore Stud Stakes and Newmarket Hcp at Flemington earlier this season.  The sale price was a reported $10 million.

Brazen Beau will stand at Northwood Park in Seymour for $44,000 (inc gst) this year.  That equals the most expensive fee in Victoria along with Starspangledbanner (Rosemont Stud) and Zoustar (Woodside Park).