Mornington trainer David Brideoake is not only a Group 1 winning trainer, he has now also joined the ranks of Group 1 winning breeders following Griante’s triumph in the Galaxy at Rosehill.

‘Gabby’ as she is known around the Moorooduc stable of Brideoake Racing stormed home to win the $700,000 Group 1 sprinting feature over 1100 metres.

“She’s a very good mare and everything’s gone to plan…we’ve seen a new side of this mare over the last twelve months where she can actually sit back and finish on and she’s really done it today,” Brideoake said.

Griante takes her overall record to 7 wins and 8 placings from 27 starts for earnings of in excess of $1 million now.

She is expected to seek further Group 1 wins in Adelaide during the May period of feature racing.

Griante is the second foal of the Strategic mare Grand Strategy who is a half-sister to Listed VRC Myer Spring Fashion Stakes winner Proliferate. She is a three-quarter sister to Brideoake’s Group 1 Western Australian Derby winner Grand Journey.

Grand Strategy has an unraced 2yo filly by Authorized named Legal Mistress (in training with Brideoake) and a filly foal by Smart Missile. She was covered in 2015 by Darley Victoria’s star new season sire Brazen Beau.

In 2014 Brideoake and his family expanded their operations to a separate breeding operation. Known as Roycevale, the farm is located in North East Victoria at Violet Town. It is being managed by David’s son Tom (who previously worked in the Peter Moody stable).

Roycevale is home to a number of high class broodmares and will no doubt be home to Griante when she retires.

Over the years Brideoake has bred a string of top quality gallopers including stakes winners Shylight, Self Sense and Girante, city winners Thames Court, Our Harmony, Biancon Rose, Jugahlation and many more.

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