Brazen Beau Set For July Cup Redemption
June 22, 2015
Brazen Beau lost no admirers when finishing second in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot and it appears he’ll have his chance at revenge on race winner Undrafted with the pair set to do battle again in 3 weeks time. The Chris Waller trained horse looks likely to run in one of the most valuable and prestigious sprint races in the world, the July Cup. So will Brazen Beau be Number one at Newmarket?
Brazen Beau Ready for a Rematch
Brazen Beau was gallant in defeat at Ascot as he raced alone on the track. He looked to be the winner before American horse Undrafted sprung from the pack at the right time to relegate our Aussie to bridesmaid. While questions continue whether jockey Craig Williams decision to ride the courageous colt solo cost him the race, if Brazen Beau’s post-race recovery goes to plan and the Newmarket track isn’t rain-affected; the horse will have another shot at glory on July 11. Many runners in the Diamond Jubilee are set to contest the Cup including Undrafted, and a ripping rematch over the same distance could be some spectacle. Sportsbet have installed Brazen Beau the $4 July Cup favourite on their All In Market, while Undrafted is on the third line of betting at $6.
Blue Brazen Beau
Brazen Beau won’t be running in his usual yellow colours at the July Cup rather the Blues Silks of Godolphin, with Sheikh Mohammed officially taking ownership of the horse on July 1. Chris Waller expects the 3 year old’s trademark Aussie spirit to remain however and believes the colt could even improve from his first run in England. With a better barrier draw and a bit more luck Brazen Beau could provide a fitting farewell to the United Kingdom before returning to Australia to stand at stud for a $44,000 service late in the year. So will you give Brazen Beau second chance and place another patriotic punt on him to go one better.