Widden secures share in Of The Brave

Widden Stud has secured an interest in exciting colt Of The Brave on the eve of the G1 Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield.

A son of sire sensation Starspangledbanner, he was a brilliant winner of the LR Inglis Debutant Stakes on debut in the spring and returned with a sensational all-the-way victory in the G3 Blue Diamond Prelude on February 14.

The Prelude has been won in past years by the likes of Danzero, Flying Spur, Lonhro, Bel Espirit, Beneteau and Sepoy.  “We believe he is a very exciting young horse given his outstanding looks, strong pedigree and raw speed,” Widden owner Antony Thompson said.

“His sire Starspangledbanner was an exceptional racehorse that had the rare constitution and natural ability to achieve Group I success in both hemispheres as a world champion sprinter as was his sire Choisir.

“This could be an influential global sireline of the future and we hope Of The Brave could develop into an important stallion for Widden.”

An attractive yearling that made $170,000 at Gold Coast Magic Millions, Of The Brave has a superb speed pedigree.  He is a three-quarter brother to Group 3 winner Eloping and Group 2 placed Jesse’s Girl being one of four winners from terrific producer Runaway Jesse (Rory’s Jester).

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