MOSS is 'working as sharp as a 1000m horse' according to his trainer Tony
Gollan ahead of his thoroughly deserved tilt at Stakes level in the Listed
Tails Stakes over the mileat Doomben on Saturday.
The five-year-old is in the form of his life and steps up to Stakes grade
afterback-to-back wins achieved at the Gold Coast in March and Doomben on
April 1, where he defeated the re-opposing Too Good To Refuse.
April marks a year since Brazen Moss made his debut for the stable and while
under the care of Gollan at his Eagle Farm yard, Brazen Moss is operating at a
phenomenal place strike-rate of 70%, including four wins,earning $185,600
in that time.
Three of those wins have come over the mile at Doomben, and in Jim Byrne,
Brazen Mosshas also struck up what is becoming afruitful
partnership with the leading jockey, who has guided the son of Mossman to four
wins from their five starts together.
Although facing the biggest test of his career, Tony Gollan is confident the
fairytale can continue on Saturday as Brazen Moss seeks tocontinue the
good form of Triple Crown runners, withfive winners from their last eight
starters, including a 19th Group race success when Redzel took the Group 3 TAB
Hall Mark Stakes at Randwick on Saturday,
"He worked as sharp as anything when we worked him on Tuesday morning -
he's as sharp as a 1000m horse," said Gollan. "Jim [Byrne]will
look to put him in the race at the right time but what we've been seeing with
this horse is he can win any number of ways. He's racing like a true horse.
"This is a big step up for him but I couldn't be any happier with him. He
never runs a bad race and he's going there in terrific shape. He loves Doomben
and he loves the mile."
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