The Group 1 Lexus Newmarket Handicap (1200m) at Flemington last Saturday was eagerly awaited with the three best sprinters in World racing from 2014 in Lankan Rupee, Terravista and Chautauqua, in the field, but it was Brazen Beau who emerged as the young gun in World Sprinting for 2015.
"Three-year-old colt Brazen Beau produced a magnificent display of sustained speed under Hong Kong based jockey Joao Moreira, and the rating generated will no doubt challenge Lankan Rupee’s leading mark of 123 set in the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes in February, when the next round of @worldsbesthorse rankings are published in April," said Greg Carpenter, Racing Victoria Executive General Manager - Racing.
Brazen Beau now heads to Royal Ascot representing ARF sprinting prowess to contest the Golden Jubilee over 1200m having won two G1 races over the 1200m straight course at Flemington. He will have a rating that will ensure he can emulate the winning performances of previous Newmarket winners in Black Caviar, Takeover Target, Miss Andretti and Scenic Blast who have all triumphed at the Royal meeting.
Racing in Australia now centres on Sydney with the feature of the autumn meetings the highest rated race in Australia, and 22nd in the world, the Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick on April 11th.
Leading international riders such as the 2014 Longines World’s Best Jockey Award winner Ryan Moore will be in action in Sydney along with UK’s James Doyle, William Buick and Hong Kong’s Moreira and Zac Purton to compete alongside one of the strongest riding benches in the ARF.