Brave Smash 3YO Wins $50,000 Super Maiden

Tara Madgwick - Friday December 1

The lure of the $50,000 Super Maiden (1500m) at Mudgee on Friday did not go unnoticed by the Annabel Neasham stable with victory going to their lightly raced Brave Smash (Jpn) gelding Rush Attack.

Fifth and fourth at his first two starts, Rush Attack was sent out well fancied at Mudgee and controlled the race, appreciating a step up in trip to win by a couple of lengths over the Bjorn Baker trained favourite Way to Divine.


A $240,000 Magic Millions purchase from Highgrove Stud  for Tricolours Racing & Syndications Pty Ltd, Rush Attack was the second highest priced yearling from the first crop of Brave Smash, who has since relocated to Yarraman Park after standing his first four seasons for Aquis.

Rush Attack was a $240,000 Magic Millions purchase.

Bred by Highgrove Stud, Rush Attack is the third winner from Sponsored, a well bred Redoute’s Choice sibling to stakes-winners Order of the Sun, Beauty and Get to Work as well as to the dams of Group I winner Summer Passage and stakes-winners All That Pizzazz and Excitable Boy.

Highgrove Stud will offer the current yearling from Sponsored, a colt by Brutal, at Inglis Classic as Lot 734 ad this is a very prolific sales family with no fewer than 15 yearlings entered for upcoming sales from the Subterfuge family, click to see them.

Rush Attack is the tenth winner this season for Brave Smash, who only just missed siring his first Group I winner this spring with his star daughter Kimochi runner-up in both the Group I ATC Flight Stakes and MRC Thousand Guineas.

Brave Smash (Jpn), click for more info.

Brave Smash has 12 entries for Magic Millions and five for Inglis Classic.




Race Result - Fiore Moscato Super Mdn Hcp 1500m

Mudgee Track: Soft(7) Time: 1:33.00
Rush Attack
- 3g Brave Smash (JPN) x Sponsored (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Tnr: Annabel Neasham Rdr: R Downey 57.5
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $240,000
Seller: Highgrove Stud, Darling Downs, Qld
Buyer: Tricolours Racing & Syndications Pty Ltd
Way To Divine
- 3f Divine Prophet (AUS) x Seeking A Way (USA) (Seeking The Gold (USA))
Tnr: Bjorn Baker Rdr: Ashley Morgan 55
Inglis May (Early) Online Sale $4,000
Seller: Owner
Buyer: Neil Fabry
Sharing Is Caring
- 4m Overshare (AUS) x Had Every Chance (AUS) (Husson (ARG))
Tnr: Ms M Harrison Rdr: K Dunbar 55
Inglis July (Early) Online Sale $600
Seller: Owners
Buyer: M Harrison
Glory Start
- 3f Maurice (JPN) x Harvest Start (AUS) (Sebring (AUS))
Tnr: T Wong Rdr: G Buckley 55
The Nomad
- 6g The Factor (USA) x Nachtanz's Secret (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Tnr: Derek Piper Rdr: S Lisnyy 55
- 4g Denman (AUS) x Endear (AUS) (Grandera (IRE))
Tnr: Cameron Crockett Rdr: Nick Heywood 58
Sensei Jackie
- 6g Scissor Kick (AUS) x Veneers (NZ) (Stravinsky (USA))
Tnr: Dar Lunn Rdr: Braith Nock 53
- 3g Divine Prophet (AUS) x How Sweet It Is (AUS) (Foxwedge (AUS))
Tnr: Bjorn Baker Rdr: A J Calder 57.5
- 4g Shalaa (IRE) x Mandistana (FR) (Azamour (IRE))
Tnr: Roy L McCabe Rdr: Ms A Stanley 55
Apache Jack
- 3g Nom Du Jeu (NZ) x Oakfield Diamond (AUS) (Nothin' Leica Dane (AUS))
Tnr: Ben Lees Rdr: Clayton Gallagher 55.5
About To Happen
- 4g Impending (AUS) x Iheartpoppy (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
Tnr: Roy L McCabe Rdr: A Cavallo 55
King Qin
- 6g Supreme Class (AUS) x Neenasimone (NZ) (Fly To The Stars (GB))
Tnr: Kylie Kennedy Rdr: H Van Der Hoven 55
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