Vinery shuttler Big Brown sired his 10th stakes winner when California-based sprinter Reno Rebel landed the LR Asparagus Stakes (1200m) on Saturday.
Reno Rebel (3r Big Brown – Humor Me Molly by Distorted Humor) settled midfield before forging to the front and going clear to score by four lengths. “All credit to my crew – they worked overtime on a quarter crack that almost kept him out of the race,” trainer Steve Sherman said. “Once I saw him move up on the turn, I knew he would kick it in.”
The winner was bred by the Big Brown Syndicate, Burden Creek Farm and Clifton Farm in Kentucky. Nevada Equine owner Charles Finch bought him for $100,000 at the 2011 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky yearling sale.
The Asparagus Stakes increased his earnings to $115,115 from 3 wins in 10 starts. He is the third foal of Delaware stakes winner Humor Me Molly (Distorted Humor).
Australian-based Big Brown filly Muscovado earned her first black-type when placed in the LR Reginald Allen Hcp at Randwick on Saturday. “She had won her last two starts with conviction,” trainer Gai Waterhouse said. “She’s certainly capable and has a nice turn of foot.”
Waterhouse also produced Big Brown’s unraced three year-old Big Clipper to win a Randwick trial by 6 lengths last week. “I’m quite excited by the Big Browns and he is no exception,” Gai declared. “He’s definitely one for the black book.”
Big Brown (USA) is standing at Vinery for a $16,500 (inc gst) service fee.