Group 1 beckons Brave stayer

Trainer Anthony Cummings is reaping the benefits of the latest increases to NSW prizemoney.  His Randwick stable is home to 10 newcomers from Gold Coast conditioner Alan Bailey including G1 candidate Brave The Way.

Brave the Way (5g Falbrav – La Belle Diamante by Zabeel) has earned almost $100,000 after back-to-back city victories this month.  The Falbrav gelding did best in a survival of the fittest to win the Share Care Support Centre Hcp (2400m) at Warwick Farm on Saturday.

“One of his Ken McDonald was keen to chase the bigger money,” Cummings said.  ”It’s been great for racing here with owners and trainers coming from everywhere.”

Brave the Way claimed the 2011 Coffs Harbour Cup (1600m) but had gone winless in nine subsequent starts before transferring to Randwick.  “He’s an above-average stayer,” Cummings continued.  “We will set him for the Group 1 Metropolitan.”

Brave the Way cost $50,000 from the draft of Brooklyn Lodge at the 2008 Magic Millions National yearling sale.  He is by former Arrowfield shuttler Falbrav and is a half-brother to the winners Metung Belle and South African based Catalectric.  It’s the extended family of grand producer Eight Carat.