David Hall trained his first winner of the new season in Hong Kong when Brilliant Dream became part of Joao Moreira’s five-win romp at Sha Tin on Saturday.
Brilliant Dream (Danerich) was trapped off the track behind Travel Renyi on opening day and the benefit of that race and a clever ride from Moreira got him home. The Magic Man camped on the speed and then sent him away before the favourite Circuit Land (Mizzen Mast) cut the margin back to a length in the Contract Hire Service Hcp (1400m).
“When he shot clear, I was thinking he would win by three or four lengths,” Hall said. “He’s done his job, this guy. He’s been so consistent and has the speed to punch above his weight. He didn’t have much left on the line but that could have been him waiting with such a good lead.”
Brilliant Dream (3g Danerich – Pentatonic by Pentire) was bred by Barree Stud and is closely related to Hong Kong stakes performers Glorious Days (Hussonet) and Kildare (O’Reilly). Known as Con Forza before shipping off-shore, he had won a Cranbourne trial for Greg Eurell in September 2013.
Another Danerich winner in Hong Kong – Romantic Cash – also won a Cranbourne trial for Eurell before transferring to Danny Chum in Hong Kong. And Chum won three races with Danerich gelding Presidentparamount earlier this year.
Danerich (Danehill) stands at Rangal Park Stud in Euroa for a service fee of $8,800 (inc gst).