Talented three-year-old Brazen Beau will contest a barrier trial at Randwick on Friday before he returns to the races in the Group 3 The Run To The Rose (1200m) at Rosehill Gardens on August 30.
Brazen Beau finished second behind Bugatty in a barrier trial over 900 metres at Rosehill Gardens on August 4 and he is set to face the likes of Bachman, Charlie Boy, Limes and stablemate Vilanova in a trial over 850 metres at the Randwick Kensington track on Friday.
The I Am Invincible colt was given a short break after he finished a close second behind Almalad in the Group 1 J.J. Atkins (1600m) at Eagle Farm on June 7 and trainer Chris Waller told Sky Racing HQ that he was happy with the condition of the three-year-old ahead of his spring kick-off point in The Run To The Rose.
“He has come back well, they do well off that short break from the Queensland Carnival,” Waller said.
“It doesn’t seem to be as taxing as other times of the year and they just seem to thrive.
“He has come back off a short break in good shape and if anything carrying a bit of extra weight.
“I think he is going to trial now on Friday and it just enable me to get a little bit of extra fitness into him eight days before his first-up run.”
Brazen Beau made his racing debut with a dominant four and a half lengths win in the Australian Turf Club Handicap (1100m) at Canterbury on February 5 and he was sent for a freshen-up after he failed to fire in the Listed Lonhro Plate (1100m) at Warwick Farm on March 8.
The talented colt resumed with an impressive victory in the Group 2 Champagne Classic (1200m) at Doomben on May 10 and worked home strongly to finish second behind Time For War in the Group 2 BRC Sires Produce Stakes (1350m) at the same venue a fortnight later before he was narrowly denied victory in the J.J. Atkins.
Brazen Beau has been included in the nominations for the Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m), Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) and Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m), but the Golden Rose is set to be his first spring target and he is available at odds of $8 with Ladbrokes Australia to give Waller back-to-back wins in the Group 1 event.