Brave Mead Back to Best

Tara Madgwick - Saturday October 21

A stakes-winner last season at two, Brave Smash (Jpn) colt Brave Mead would have been a certainty beaten if he had gotten rolled at Caulfield on Saturday, but he managed to get clear running at just the right time and hit the line hard for Mark Zahra to snatch a well-deserved win.

Brave Mead wins the opening race at Caulfield - image Grant Courtney

Sent out favourite for the 1400m 3YO handicap, the Ciaron Maher and David Eustace trained colt was having his third run back from a spell following a third and a second in good company and enjoyed the step up to 1400m to score by the bets part of a length over The Instructor, who was also a juvenile stakes-winner last season.




e Mead runs in the Australian Bloodstock colours and with three wins and three placings has won over $260,000 in prizemoney with the Flemington Carnival likely to be his next target.


“He was travelling well and he just needed that out,” said Ciaron Maher.

“He’ll probably line up at the Flemington Carnival and I’ll see what Mark (Zahra) thinks as to whether he could get a mile as the Carbine Club (G3) might be an option, although he has plenty of options.”

Brave Mead has more wins in store - image Grant Courtney

A $90,000 purchase for Ciaron Maher Racing when offered by Lustre Lodge at the 2021 Inglis July (Early) Online Sale, Brave Mead is a half-brother to Listed Geelong Classic winner Solemn, stakes-placed Honeywine and t the dam of last week’s Group III ATC Gloaming Stakes winner Raf Attack.

Bred by A B Breeding Venture, Brave Mead is the seventh winner from the nine to race for the Galileo mare Mead, a half-sister to Group I Australasian Oaks winner La Volta and dual Listed winner Terevega with the family also producing Group MRC Caulfield Guineas winner Mighty Boss.

Brave Smash (Jpn), click for more info.

Brave Mead looks a bright prospect for further stakes success this season and can keep his Yarraman Park based sire Brave Smash in the spotlight.




Race Result - Lamaro's Hotel Plate 1400m

Caulfield Track: Good(4) Time: 1:23.79
Brave Mead
- 3c Brave Smash (JPN) x Mead (AUS) (Galileo (IRE))
Tnr: C Maher & D Eustace Rdr: M Zahra 57.5
Inglis July (Early) Online Sale $90,000
Seller: Lustre Lodge
Buyer: Ciaron Maher Racing
The Instructor
- 3c Russian Revolution (AUS) x Right Of Way (AUS) (Denman (AUS))
Tnr: G Waterhouse & A Bott Rdr: Tim Clark 57.5
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $230,000
Seller: Lyndhurst Stud Farm, Warwick, Qld
Buyer: First Light Racing/Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Racing
- 3g Capitalist (AUS) x Baby Corn (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
Tnr: G Waterhouse & A Bott Rdr: A Hyeronimus 56
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $390,000
Seller: Silverdale Farm, Avoca
Buyer: G Waterhouse / A Bott / Blueblood Thoroughbreds
MM Gold Coast National Weanling Sale $300,000
Seller: Kitchwin Hills, Scone, NSW
Buyer: Silverdale Farm/Andrew Williams Bloodstock
Rovno Amber
- 3c Russian Revolution (AUS) x Precious Gem (AUS) (Econsul (NZ))
Tnr: S P Nichols Rdr: Zac Spain 56
- 3g Trapeze Artist (AUS) x Bisutti (AUS) (Northern Meteor (AUS))
Tnr: D T O'Brien Rdr: Damian Lane 56
Kandinsky Abstract
- 3c Zoustar (AUS) x Solar Charged (AUS) (Charge Forward (AUS))
Tnr: C J Waller Rdr: J B Mc Donald 56
Magic Mogul
- 3g Written Tycoon (AUS) x Boscobella (AUS) (Pierro (AUS))
Tnr: R Griffiths & M De Kock Rdr: Patrick Moloney 56
- 3g Trapeze Artist (AUS) x Piazza Del Campo (AUS) (General Nediym (AUS))
Tnr: M Price & M Kent Jnr Rdr: B Melham 56
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