Brazen Beau’s brilliant start to his stud career continued at Royal Randwick when Accession became his first Stakes winner with a strong win in the two-year-old feature, the Restricted Listed Inglis Nursery over 1,000 metres for those offered at the Inglis yearling sales in 2018.
Trained by Chris Waller who conditioned Brazen Beau to two Group 1 victories, the two-year-old was settled midfield one off the fence under jockey Hugh Bowman and asked for effort at the 350m mark. The colt responded and continued to take strides from the two leaders and hit the front of the field at the 100m mark where he won by a convincing length.
“There is a lot of dad about him, which is really special for me and my team,” Waller said.
Offered through Widden’s draft at the 2018 Inglis Easter yearling sale, leading syndicator Denise Martin believes the Chris Waller-trained colt has a bright future, with the promise of further riches in the autumn.
Martin used the occasion to praise Cambridge Stud chief executive Henry Plumptree for his assistance in selecting Accession earlier this year after she and trainer Chris Waller bought the colt from the Widden Stud draft for $300,000.
“Henry assisted Star Thoroughbreds this year at the yearling sales before he took up his appointment in New Zealand and coming into Easter, I said to Henry I really wanted a Brazen Beau colt. I hadn’t found the right one at any of the other sales,’’ Martin said.
“This colt was very athletic, had a lot of purpose and his attitude was marvellous, which I think is a mark of the breed. Brazen Beau was a wonderful speed racehorse and he suits Australian conditions very well,” Martin said.
“I just thought he was special from the beginning. He has the best attitude and I think that is the mark of a really lovely two-year-old when they can handle the work and all the pressures, and I think he might be a really good colt.”
Chris Waller was unsure of the prime autumn target for Accession and would not rule out the $2 million Inglis Millennium, to be run at Warwick Farm, or the Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes. He is also eligible for the $3 million Inglis Triple Crown if he was able to win the Inglis Millennium and the Group 1 Inglis Sires (registered as ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes) next year.
“Two-year-old’s will tell you where they want to be, and he’s got enough for a Slipper anyway,” Waller said. “Denise specs these horses and works tirelessly to get them done and get the system working early with two-year-old’s.”
Accession is the first winner from two to race out of More Than Ready (Southern Halo) mare Ready As Elle, a five-time winner and half-sister to champion Singapore sprinter, the Listed winner and twice Singapore Group 1-placed Emperor Max (Holy Roman Emperor).
With only eight of his progeny hitting the track so far, Accession’s win follows the debut success of Brazen Beau colt Tassort who carried the Godolphin royal blue to a five-length victory at Rosehill Gardens last month, while Brazen Beau’s daughter, First Dawn, was placed in Listed company in Melbourne during the spring.
A Champion sprinter of his generation in Australia, Brazen Beau’s first crop also produced remarkable results in the sale ring with a colt out of Written Dash fetching a sale-topping result at Inglis Classic.
Brazen Beau has 16 lots on offer at MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Brazen Beau has 11 lots on offer at Inglis Classic Yearling Sale and Brazen Beau has 25 lots on offer at Inglis Premier Yearling Sale.
As the $500,000 Inglis Nursery has thrown up two Golden Slipper winners in Mossfun and She Will Reign, as well as a Blue Diamond Stakes winner in Extreme Choice in recent years, the win of Accession definitely looked a strong renewal of the valuable race.