Burgundy set to emulate Brahma

Blueblood colt Burgundy lived right up to his much anticipated debut at Taupo on Wednesday.

A three-quarter-brother to Darci Brahma, the Jason Bridgman trained colt was way too good for his rivals in the Battle Paint 3YO Maiden (1200m).

Burgundy (3c Redoute’s Choice – Grand Echezeaux by Zabeel) was a $1.30 million purchase from Pencarrow Stud at the 2010 NZ Bloodstock yearling sale.  “He had a tough trip after being posted wide and will take a lot from the run,” Bridgman said.  “He has a lot of ability and is probably one of the most laid back horses in the stable.  He really is the full package.”

Burgundy is raced by David Ellis and will be set for the Group 1 NZ 2000 Guineas at Riccarton in November.  The Te Akau Stud boss also raced Darci Brahma to a NZ 2000 Guineas victory in 2005.  He cost $1.10 million at the 2004 NZB yearling sale.

Darci Brahma stands at The Oaks Stud and has sired 8 winners and 3 placegetters from 12 runners since August 1.

Amongst them is Sydney stakes winner Darci Be Good who won the LR Fernhill Stakes at Randwick in April.  His talented son Super Easy is unbeaten in two starts in Singapore.