Winner: Prince Braeman (Mossman-Heatherbrae)
Race: BRC Chief De Beers Quality LR (1110m)
Sold for: $42,500
Sale: 2006 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale
Vendor: Widden Stud (As Agent)
Buyer: Gary Portelli
Owner(s): DD Grant, CR & Mrs KE Norman, Ms CG Collis & W Edwards
Trainer: Paul Perry (Broadmeadow)
Quality Sydney sprinter Prince Braeman had his connections celebrating when he steamed home to win the listed Chief De Beers Quality (1110m) at Doomben this afternoon.
Trainer Paul Perry was all smiles when the Mossman sprinter cruised home to win another feature race.
The top Newcastle horseman said he went into today’s sprint with a good deal of confidence knowing he had a fit and talented racehorse to take on the Queenslanders.
“I thought he was the right horse for here today with all of the conditions,” Perry said after the race. “He’s a very honest horse.”
“I thought he would be hard to beat.”
Pre race plans hatched by jockey Danny Nikolic worked perfectly as he was able to settle nicely behind a hot speed set by Fab Fevola.
When Nikolic asked the Mossman gelding to sprint he did – and did it brilliantly – reeling in the leader and racing clear.
“That was Danny’s plan with so much speed in the race. He planned to have a nice sit and they appeared to be going hard.”
“He’s pretty fit now, so I wasn’t that worried (when fancied runner Fab Fevola skipped clear).”
Prince Braeman will stay in Brisbane and almost certainly have his next run across the road at Eagle Farm.
“There should be a race over there for him,” Perry noted. “I’m not sure yet (which race).”
“He wouldn’t run in the real big races – but there should be something nice for him over there (at Eagle Farm).”
An ever consistent five-year-old, Prince Braeman boasts an impressive record of nine wins and eight minor placings from 27 starts.
His earnings have raced past $380,000 – not bad considering he cost just $42,500 as a Magic Millions yearling.
Prince Braeman ($3.90 fav) raced clear over the concluding stages of the race to beat Joint Chiefs ($26) by a length and a quarter.
Another short half head back in third place was the speedy Gold Coast trained Fab Fevola ($4.20).
All three placegetters were sold by Magic Millions as yearlings. The result was a successful one for Widden Stud – who sold the winner and runner-up as yearlings at the Gold Coast.
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